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

Forlin, C, Fogarty, G and Carroll, A (1999) Validation of the factor structure of the Interactions with Disabled Persons Scale. Australian Journal of Psychology, 51 1: 50-55. doi:10.1080/00049539908255334


Author Forlin, C
Fogarty, G
Carroll, A
Title Validation of the factor structure of the Interactions with Disabled Persons Scale
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9530
Publication date 1999-01-01
Year available 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049539908255334
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 50
End page 55
Total pages 6
Place of publication Parkville, Vic.
Publisher Aust. Psychological Society
Language eng
Subject C1
330108 Special Education
740501 Special education
Abstract The Interactions with Disabled Person's Scale (IDP; Gething, 1991b) 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 preservice teachers from six universities in Australia and South Africa. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the six-factor 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.
Keyword Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Attitudes
Disabilities
People
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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