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Confirming the three-factor structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised in eight countries

Olatunji, Bunmi O.; Moretz, Melanie W.; Mckay, Dean; Björklund, Fredrik LU ; de Jong, Peter J.; Haidt, Jonathan; Hursti, Timo J.; Imada, Sumio; Koller, Silvia and Mancini, Francesco, et al. (2009) In Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 40(2). p.234-255
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The current study evaluates the factor structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised (DS-R) in eight countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States (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,... (More)
The current study evaluates the factor structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised (DS-R) in eight countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States (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 more valid and reliable assessment of disgust dimensions, as assessed by the DS-R, are discussed. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The current study evaluates the factor structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised (DS-R) in eight countries: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States (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 more valid and reliable assessment of disgust dimensions, as assessed by the DS-R, are discussed.},
  author       = {Olatunji, Bunmi O. and Moretz, Melanie W. and Mckay, Dean and Björklund, Fredrik and de Jong, Peter J. and Haidt, Jonathan and Hursti, Timo J. and Imada, Sumio and Koller, Silvia and Mancini, Francesco and Page, Andrew C. and Schienle, Anne},
  issn         = {1552-5422},
  keyword      = {structure,factor,cross-culture,Disgust Scale-Revived,disgust sensitivity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {234--255},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  title        = {Confirming the three-factor structure of the Disgust Scale-Revised in eight countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022108328918},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2009},
}