Classical and modern prejudice: attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
2006 (English)In: Research in Developmental Disabilities, ISSN 0891-4222, E-ISSN 1873-3379, Vol. 27, no 6, 605-617 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In two studies, we examine whether attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities, like sexism and racism, consist of two forms – a classical and a modern, where the classical is overt and blatant and the modern is more subtle and covert. Self-report scales tapping these two forms were developed in Study 1. Based on confirmatory factor analyses, the results in Study 1 supported our hypothesis and revealed that the modern and classical forms are correlated but distinguishable. This outcome was replicated in Study 2. Construct and discriminatory validations of the scales provided further support for the distinction. The theoretical and practical importance of the results is discussed in relation to previous research on attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and other social outgroups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 27, no 6, 605-617 p.
Attitudes, intellectual disabilities, modern and classical prejudice, construct validity, discriminant validity, prejudice, confirmatory factor analyses
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83797DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2005.07.003ISI: 000241464900003PubMedID: 16309887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-83797DiVA: diva2:111705