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Table 4 QADS gender-specific descriptives (N = 2349)

From: Domains of disgust sensitivity: revisited factor structure of the questionnaire for the assessment of disgust sensitivity (QADS) in a cross-sectional, representative german survey

QADS factor Items Observed Range All Male Female Reliabilities Skewness Kurtosis
    M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) Split-Half Cronbach's Alpha   
Main Score 37 17-148 93.5
(26.8)
86.5
(26.7)
99.6
(25.4)
.92 .95 -.02 -.49**
Animal Reminder Disgust 15 7-60 43.8
(10.4)
41.4
(10.6)
45.9
(9.7)
.88 .90 -.47** -.23*
Core Disgust 9 1-36 19.8
(8.7)
18.0
(8.6)
21.4
(8.6)
.89 .90 -.09 -.71**
Contamination Disgust 13 2-52 30.0
(10.6)
27.2
(10.6)
32.4
(10.0)
.86 .90 .04 -.51**
  1. Note. M Mean (lower/higher scores = refusal/stronger approval). SD standard deviation. Male N = 1098. Female N = 1251, split-half reliabilities adjusted after Spearman-Brown. Univariate non-normality tests of skewness and kurtosis: ** p < .01. * p < .05.