The structure of attitudes toward persons with disabilities: An Israeli validation of Siller's Disability Factor Scales-General (DFS-G)

A. Weisel, S. Kravetz, V. Florian, E. Shurka-Zernitsky

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Abstract

The present study investigated the transcultural generalizability of Siller's Disability Factor Scales-General (DFS-G)(Siller, Ferguson et al., 1967). 658 Jewish Israeli students filled out a Hebrew translation of the 69 item DFS-G. Factor analysis of the responses of these subjects provided support for the replicability of a major part of the structure of the DFS-G. In addition, one subsample of these subjects was administered Edwards' Social Desirability Scale while another subsample responded to the Marlowe - Crowne Social Desirability Scale. Correlations between some of the scales of the DFS-G and the two measures of social desirability were discussed as possible evidence for the claim that attitudes toward disability may reflect defenses against intrapersonal and interpersonal pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages12
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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