Stigma Consciousness Questionnaire for Women (SCQ-W)

The Stigma Consciousness Questionnaire for Women(SCQ-W)is a 10-item scale that can be modified for use with any stereotyped group simply by inserting the names of the ingroup and outgroup of interest to individual differences among women in stigma consciousness.


ITEMS:

1. Stereotypes about women have not affected me personally.*
2. I never worry that my behaviors will be viewed as stereotypically female.*
3. When interacting with men, I feel like they interpret all of my behaviors in terms of the fact that I'm a woman.
4. Most men do not judge women on the basis of their gender.*
5. My being female does not influence how men act with me.*
6. I almost never think about the fact that I am female when I interact with men.*
7. My being female does not influence how people act with me.*
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.*
10. Most men have a problem viewing women as equals.

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 7

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The mean score among participants is calculated.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Brown, R. P., & Pinel, E. C. (2003). Stigma on my mind: Individual differences in the experience of stereotype threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39(6), 626-633. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-1031(03)00039-8

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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