Assessment of body elimination attitude

D. I. Templer, F. L. King, Robert Brooner, M. Corgiat

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Abstract

Constructed a 26-item Likert format Body Elimination Attitude Scale with good internal consistency and temporal stability (N = 60). Factor analysis yielded seven factors labeled Fecal Smell, Personal Hygiene, Sight, Dirty Hair, Animal Feces, Mucous-like Discharge, and sound. Both the prominence of items that pertained to defecation and the positive association of the Scale with a measure of obsessive personality-anal character were viewed as consistent with psychoanalytic theory. Correlations with psychometric instruments revealed greater body elimination disgust to be associated with psychopathology. Youth, lesser education, having fewer children, being female, and lesser income also were associated with greater disgust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)754-759
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Psychoanalytic Theory
Defecation
Smell
Hygiene
Psychopathology
Psychometrics
Feces
Hair
Statistical Factor Analysis
Personality
Education
Disgust
Animals
Factor Analysis
Sound
Income

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Templer, D. I., King, F. L., Brooner, R., & Corgiat, M. (1984). Assessment of body elimination attitude. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40(3), 754-759.

Assessment of body elimination attitude. / Templer, D. I.; King, F. L.; Brooner, Robert; Corgiat, M.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1984, p. 754-759.

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Templer, DI, King, FL, Brooner, R & Corgiat, M 1984, 'Assessment of body elimination attitude', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 754-759.
Templer DI, King FL, Brooner R, Corgiat M. Assessment of body elimination attitude. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1984;40(3):754-759.
Templer, D. I. ; King, F. L. ; Brooner, Robert ; Corgiat, M. / Assessment of body elimination attitude. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1984 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 754-759.
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