Dimensionality of the contact with disabled persons scale: Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses

Steven R. Pruett, Eun Jeong Lee, Fong Chan, Hung Wang Ming Hung Wang, Frank J. Lane

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-220
Number of pages11
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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