The body of empirical research investigating the structure of stereotypes held by the physically healthy population toward individuals with medically related problems is remarkably small.
This is particularly true for stereotypes related to cancer.
This study adopted a multidimensional scaling (MDS) strategy in order to identify medically related stereotype dimensions for cancer and other illnesses.
Sixty-eight subjects judged the similarity of cancer and eleven other medical conditions and rated each on 7-point attribute scales.
A two-dimensional solution of respondents' similarity judgments was found and four distinct clusters of related conditions were perceived: (1) cancer and other illnesses with controllable risk factors, (2) conditions affecting motor function, (3) psychological/functional disorders and (4) communication/sensory functional disorders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Echelonnement multidimensionnel, Stéréotype, Perception sociale, Attitude, Homme, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multidimensional scaling, Stereotype, Social perception, Attitude, Human, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0009282
Code Inist : 002A26M03. Création : 199406.