Validation of the factor structure of the Interactions with Disabled Persons Scale.

Forlin, C. and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Carroll, Annemaree (1999) Validation of the factor structure of the Interactions with Disabled Persons Scale. Australian Journal of Psychology, 51 (1). pp. 50-55. ISSN 0004-9530

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[Abstract]: The Interactions with Disabled Person's Scale (IDP; Gething, 1991) is designed to measure attitudes towards people with a disability. Factor analysis of the 20-item scale has identified six relatively stable and correlated factors tapping different aspects of discomfort during contact with people with disabilities (Gething, 1992, 1994). The present study investigated the factor structure of the IDP scale using 2,850 pre-service teachers from six universities in Australia and South Africa. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the sixfactor model fitted the data from both the Australian and South African samples. A two-factor solution reported by MacLean and Gannon (1995) was rejected. Further analysis of subscales formed from these factors showed that scores were weakly related to gender, previous contact with people with disabilities, and length of full-time employment prior to commencing study.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publsiher. 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Australian Journal of Psychology, 51 (1), 50-55. Australian Journal of Psychology is available online at: http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/journals/12.4_1.asp'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: validation, factor structure, Interactions with Disabled Person's Scale, attitudes, disabled, disability, disabilities, handicapped
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/951

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