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Confirming the Three-Factor Structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised in Eight Countries
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2009 (English)In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ISSN 0022-0221, E-ISSN 1552-5422, Vol. 40, no 2, 234-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current study evaluates the factor structure of the Disgust Scale–Revised (DS-R) in eightcountries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UnitedStates (N = 2,606). Confirmatory factor analysis is used to compare two different models of the DS-R and to investigate the invariance of the factor structure of the DS-R across countries and gender. A three-factor solution consisting of three different but interrelated disgust factors (a 12-item core disgust factor, an 8-item animal-reminder disgust factor, and a 5-item contamination disgust factor) best accounted for the data in all countries except the Netherlands. Relative to the United States, the three-factor solution is invariant in Australia, Brazil, and Japan but not in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The three-factor solution is also invariant across gender in most countries. The implications of these cross-cultural findings for promoting a morevalid and reliable assessment of disgust dimensions, as assessed by the DS-R, are discussed.

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2009. Vol. 40, no 2, 234-255 p.
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Disgust Scale–Revived, disgust sensitivity, cross-culture, factor structure
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107739DOI: 10.1177/0022022108328918ISI: 000264117500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107739DiVA: diva2:232679
Available from: 2009-08-25 Created: 2009-08-25 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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