Scale name: Attitudes to Disability Scale (ADS)
Scale overview: The Attitudes to Disability Scale (ADS) is a 16-item rating scale designed to measure attitudes toward disability. The ADS was translated into multiple languages.
Scale items = 16
Scale subscales = 4
Using factor analysis, the authors identified four factors in the 16-item Attitudes to Disability Scale: Inclusion, Discrimination, Gains, and Prospects.
People with a disability find it harder than others to make new friends
People often make fun of disabilities
Having a disability can make someone a stronger person
People with a disability have less to look forward to than
Validity: The authors examined the structure of the scale using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. They also reported the results of IRT analyses.
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Reference for the ADS scale
Power, M. J., Green, A. M., van Heck, G. L., de Vries, J., & den Oudsten, B. L. (2010). The Attitudes to Disability Scale (ADS): Development and psychometric properties. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54(9), 860-874. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01317.x
Reference for a study using the ADS
Zheng, Q., Tian, Q., Hao, C. et al. Comparison of attitudes toward disability and people with disability among caregivers, the public, and people with disability: findings from a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 16, 1024 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3670-0
Author Mick Power provided information about the scale on ResearchGate.net
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