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.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
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
7-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 7
The mean score among participants is calculated.
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
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