Replication of The Factor Structure of The Fear of Aids Schedule (Faidss) Across Samples

Michael W. Ross, Christine E. Hunter

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The stability of the Fear of AIDS Scale (FAIDSS) was studied using three samples (two samples of health workers and one of social work students) on Cattel's s index. Using hyperplane cutoffs between 0.35 and 0.45, on the five factor solution of the FAIDSS, there were significant correlations between factors across samples and with few exceptions each factor correlated significantly with only one factor in its comparison samples. Concurrent validity was demonstrated by comparing scores on the Attitudes toward AIDS scale with the FAIDSS. Data indicated that the FAIDSS structure was stable across samples and is an appropriate instrument for measurement of fear of AIDS in the helping professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalPsychology & Health
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • attitudes
  • fear
  • health workers
  • psychometrics

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