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Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Scale (SABAS) - Exclusion and Discrimination

The Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Scale (SABAS): Exclusion and Discrimination is a 7 item subscale focusing on exclusionary or discriminatory attitudes/beliefs from the SABA measure to capture stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about abortion

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Geographies Tested: Ghana,Zambia

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Respondent would tease a woman
2. Respondent would try to disgrace woman
3. May not be able to bear children
4. Respondent would point fingers
5. Woman should be treated the same
6. Prohibited from religious services
7. Respondent would continue to be friends

Response Options
5-point Likert scale ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.”

Scoring Procedures

Scores were calculated by summing all 18 items for the total score and then the appropriate items for each of the three subscales (i.e., the three factors). Prior to computing scores, 16 of the 18 SABAS items were reverse coded so that a higher score would reflect more stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs, and actions.

Original Citation

Shellenberg, K. M., Hessini, L., & Levandowski, B. A. (2014). Developing a scale to measure stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about women who have abortions: results from Ghana and Zambia. Women & Health, 54(7), 599-616. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2014.919982

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