Validation of the Offending-Related Attitudes Questionnaire of CRIME-PICS II Scale (Chinese)

Wing Hong Chui, Joseph Wu, Yan Yuen Kwok, Liu Liu

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This study examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the first part of the Chinese version of the CRIME-PICS II Scale, a self-administrated instrument assessing offending-related attitudes. Data were collected from three samples: male Hong Kong young offenders, female Mainland Chinese prisoners, and Hong Kong college students. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure that differed from the one proposed by Frude, Honess, and Maguire. The Chinese version of the scale was found to have good internal consistency (α =.90) and good test–retest reliability (r =.86) and also to present evidence of construct, concurrent, discriminant, and predictive validity. Overall, the Offending-Related Attitude Questionnaire (Chinese) proves to have great potential utility in the context of the Chinese criminal justice systems but will benefit from further validation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-90
Number of pages11
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese
  • offenders
  • offending attitudes
  • psychometric properties
  • reliability
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Psychology


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