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Acta de investigación psicológica

versión On-line ISSN 2007-4719versión impresa ISSN 2007-4832


REYNOSO GONZALEZ, Oscar Ulises et al. Construction and Validation of a Scale of Attitudes toward Drug Trafficking in Students from the State of Jalisco. Acta de investigación psicol [online]. 2018, vol.8, n.3, pp.87-99. ISSN 2007-4719.

The objective of this research work was to build a measurement instrument to know the attitudes toward drug trafficking of university and high school students. The instrument was called the “Scale of Attitudes towards Drug Trafficking” and its psychometric properties of validity and consistency were evaluated through an exploratory and confirmatory factorial analysis. The sample consisted of 2356 students of both educational levels. At the end of the validation process, the instrument was made up of 17 items and three related factors: “Rejection of drug trafficking and drug traffickers”, “Support for drug trafficking and drug traffickers” and “Predisposition of belonging to drug trafficking and identification with narcoculture”, showing satisfactory psychometric properties (α = 867). In general, students show negative attitudes toward drug trafficking, with differences according to sex and educational level. The men and the high school students maintain lower level of rejection. It is recommended to apply the scale in other populations and contexts to confirm their psychometric properties and identify the rejection, acceptance and predisposition of belonging to drug trafficking, as well as to identify their association with other psychosocial variables of interest.

Palabras llave : Drug trafficking; Attitudes; Young; Instrument; Narcoculture.

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