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A Swedish translation and validation of the Disgust Scale: a measure of disgust sensitivity.
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PMID:  15281916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The psychometric properties of a Swedish version of Haidt, McCauley and Rozin's (1994) Disgust Scale were studied. Confirmatory factor analysis of the original model with eight factors (food, animals, body products, sex, body envelope violations, death, hygiene, and magic) provided satisfactory fit to the data (N= 280), significantly better than to the alternative one-factor and five-factor models. As in the US version women scored significantly higher than men. Positive correlations with measures of food neophobia (r= 0.30, p < 0.0001) and nausea frequency (rs= 0.28, p < 0.001) indicate convergent validity. In a separate study (N= 30) a behavioral measure of the willingness to touch, hold, and taste disgusting food objects correlated negatively with the Disgust Scale (r=-0.46, p < 0.01), indicating criterion-related validity.
Fredrik Björklund; Timo J Hursti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of psychology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0036-5564     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Psychol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-29     Completed Date:  2004-10-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404510     Medline TA:  Scand J Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Nausea / psychology
Phobic Disorders / diagnosis
Psychological Tests*
Reproducibility of Results

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