Prejudice Across Context scale (PAC)

Prejudice Across Context scale (PAC)
Branscombe et al.‚ 1999
 
1. Suppose you go into a “fancy” restaurant. Your server seems to be taking care of all the other customers except you. You are the last person whose order is taken.
2. Suppose you apply for a job that you believe you are qualified for. After the interview you learn that you didn’t get the job.
3. Suppose you wish to buy a house. You go to a real estate company and the agent there takes you to look at homes that you know are in exclusively Asian/Asian-American areas.
4. Suppose you parked your car at a parking meter and it has just expired. You arrive back at the car just as an officer is writing up a ticket. You try to persuade the officer not to give you the ticket‚ after all you are there now and the meter just expired. The officer gives you the ticket anyway.
5. Suppose you go to look at an apartment for rent. The manager of the building refuses to show it to you‚ saying it has already been rented.
6. Suppose you are attracted to a particular White man/woman and ask that person out for a date and are turned down.
7. Suppose you have to fill out some government forms in order to apply for a loan that is important to you. You go to one office and they send you to another‚ then you go there and are sent somewhere else. No one seems to be really willing to help you out.
8. Suppose you are driving a few miles over the speed limit and the police pull you over. You receive a ticket for the maximum amount allowable.
9. Suppose you want to join a social organization. You are told that they are not taking any new members at this time.
10. Suppose your boss tells you that you are not performing your job as well as others doing that job.
Not at all due to prejudice 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% 100% Completely due to prejudice
 
 

Branscombe‚ N. R.‚ Schmitt‚ M. T.‚ & Harvey‚ R. D. (1999). Perceiving pervasive discrimination among African Americans: Implications for group identification and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 77(1)‚ 135-149.

Tom. David M.‚ (2006). Effects of perceived discrimination: rejection and identification as two distinct pathways and their associated effects. Ohio State University. PhD dissertation.