Stigma Consciousness Questionnaire (SCQ)

1.    Stereotypes about Blacks have not affected me personally. (R)
2.    I never worry that my behaviors will be viewed as stereotypically Black. (R)
3.    When interacting with Whites‚ I feel like they interpret all my behaviors in terms of the fact that I am Black.
4.    Most Whites don’t judge Blacks on the basis of their race. (R)
5.    My being Black does not influence how Whites act with me. (R)
6.    I almost never think about the fact that I am Black when I interact with Whites or individuals of other ethnic/racial backgrounds.
7.    My being Black doesn’t influence how people act with me. (R)
8.    Most people have more racist thoughts against Blacks than they actually express.
9.    I often think that people are often unfairly accused of being racist against Blacks. (R)
10.Most people have a problem viewing Blacks as equals.
Stigma Consciousness for Women Questionnaire
1.    Stereotypes about women have not affected me personally. (R)
2.    I never worry that my behaviors will be viewed as stereotypically female. (R)
3.    When interacting with men‚ I feel like they interpret all my behaviors in terms of the fact that I am a woman.
4.    Most men do not judge women on the basis of their gender. (R)
5.    My being female does not influence how men act with me. (R)
6.    I almost never think about the fact that I am female when I interact with men. (R)
7.    My being female does not influence how people act with me. (R)
8.    Most men have a lot more sexist thoughts than they actually express.
9.    I often think that men are unfairly accused of being sexist. (R)
10.Most men have a problem viewing women as equals.
 
Cronbach’s alpha for the instrument was .74 and .72 with independent samples of women‚ and .81 for a sample of gay men and lesbians
 
1= Strongly Disagree‚ 2= Somewhat Disagree‚ 3= Slightly Disagree‚ 4= Neutral‚ 5=Slightly Agree‚ 6= Somewhat Agree‚ 7= Strongly Agree
Note: This measure will be adapted for use with Asians and Asian-Americans by replacing “Black” with “Asians”‚ “Black” with “Women”‚ “Black” with “Gay Men and Lesbians”.
 
 

Pinel‚ Elizabeth C. (1999). Stigma consciousness: The psychological legacy of stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 76(1)‚ 114-128.

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