The purpose of this study was to examine the dimensionality of the Contact With Disabled Persons Scale (CDP). An exploratory factor analysis of the CDP yielded three factors: General Interpersonal Contacts, Positive Contact Experiences, and Negative Contact Experiences. A confirmatory factor analysis provided further evidence for the stability and generalizability of this three-factor solution. The CDP factors were also analyzed in the predicted directions, with several attitude measures, other psychosocial instruments, and a set of demographic variables. A discussion of how this scale can be used in attitudes toward disability research is provided.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health