Levin‚ Michael E.‚ Luoma‚ Jason B.‚ Lillis‚ Jason.‚ Hayes‚ Steven C.‚ and Vilardaga‚ Roger.‚ (2014). The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire – Stigma (AAQ-S): Developing a measure of psychological flexibility with stigmatizing thoughts. Journal of Contextual Behavior Science. 2014 Jan; 3(1)‚ 21–26. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.11.003
1. My biases and prejudices affect how I interact with people from different backgrounds.
2. I feel that I am aware of my own biases.*
3. My negative thoughts about others are never a problem in my life.*
4. I need to reduce my negative thoughts about others in order to have good social interactions.
5. When I evaluate someone negatively‚ I am able to recognize that this is just a reaction‚ not an objective fact.*
6. I stop doing things that are important to me when it involves someone I don’t like.
7. I have trouble letting go of my judgments of others.
8. I feel that my prejudicial thoughts are a significant barrier to me being culturally sensitive.
9. I have trouble not acting on my negative thoughts about others.
10.I am aware when judgments about others are passing through my mind.*
11.It’s OK to have friends that I have negative thoughts about from time to time.*
12.I don’t struggle with controlling my evaluations about others.*
13.When I am having negative thoughts about others‚ I withdraw from people.
14.When I’m talking with someone I don’t like‚ I’m aware of my evaluations of them.*
15.When I have judgments about others‚ they are very intense.
16.When talking with someone I believe I should act according to how I feel about him/her‚ even if its negative.
17.I’m good at noticing when I have a judgment of another person.*
18.I rarely worry about getting my evaluations towards others under control.*
19.I accept that I will sometimes have unpleasant thoughts about other people.*
20.I often get caught up in my evaluations of what others are doing wrong.
21.The bad things I think about others must be true.
* Reverse scored items
1= never true‚ 2= very seldom true‚ 3= seldom true‚ 4= sometimes true‚ 5= frequently true‚ 6= almost always true‚ 7= always true
Psychological Inflexibility Subscale (1‚ 4‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 13‚ 15‚ 16‚ 20‚ 21)‚ Psychological Flexibility Subscale (2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ 14‚ 17‚ 18‚ 19)
This instrument can be found at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2097&context=psych_facpub & http://www.usucbs.com/lab-measures.html