The perceived ethnic discrimination questionnaire-community version: Validation in a multiethnic asian sample

Jasmin Kwok, Jennifer Atencio, Jahanara Ullah, Robert Crupi, Daniel Chen, Alan R. Roth, William Chaplin, Elizabeth Brondolo

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Abstract

This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the Perceived Ethnic Discrimination Questionnaire - Community Version (PEDQ-CV) Lifetime Exposure scale in a multiethnic Asian sample (N = 509). The 34-item scale measures perceived interpersonal racial/ethnic discrimination and includes four subscales assessing different types of discrimination: Social Exclusion, Stigmatization, Discrimination at Work/School, and Threat/Aggression. The Lifetime Exposure scale demonstrated excellent reliability across the full group and in all major subgroups. Subscales displayed good reliability across the full group and moderate-to-good reliability in each subgroup. The Lifetime Exposure scale was significantly correlated with the depression and anxiety subscales of the SCL-90-R, providing preliminary evidence of construct validity. The data suggest the Lifetime Exposure scale, previously validated in Black and Latino adults, is also appropriate for use with Asian samples, and can be used to examine both within-group and between-groups differences in discrimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asian sample
  • Ethnic discrimination
  • Mood
  • Psychometrics
  • Racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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