The Resource Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW), by Lisa Beth Spanierman

Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW), by Lisa Beth Spanierman

Label
Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW)
Title
Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW)
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Beth Spanierman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this investigation was twofold. First, a preliminary conceptualization of the psychosocial costs of racism to whites was developed through a thorough examination and integration of the interdisciplinary literature on whiteness; second, this construct was operationalized through construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites Scale (PCRW). Psychosocial costs of racism to whites have been defined, for the purposes of this study, as the ways in which whites suffer and/or experience loss as a result of racism. Three hundred sixty-one participants were administered the preliminary 36-item version of the PCRW. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested a 17-item scale, with 3 factors that accounted for 48% of the variance. The factors are as follows: (a) Affective Reactions Toward Racism, (b) Guilt and Shame Regarding One's Own Whiteness, and (c) Fear and Distrust of Other Races. Results also indicated that the internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities were adequate. Discriminant validity was demonstrated by a non-significant relationship between the PCRW factors and a measure of social desirability. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the factor structure determined through exploratory factor analysis; results suggested that the 3-factor model was a good fit for the data. Additionally, the PCRW was differentially related to a measure of racial awareness. PCRW factors 1 and 2 were found to be positively related to a measure of sensitivity to racial and gender issues, indicating that higher levels of racial and gender sensitivity are related higher experiences of affective reactions toward racism and guilt and shame regarding one's whiteness. Implications for both research and practice are provided
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Cataloging source
MUU
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1968-
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Spanierman, Lisa Beth
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2002.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Racism
  • Scaling (Social sciences)
  • Psychological tests
  • Whites
Target audience
specialized
Label
Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW), by Lisa Beth Spanierman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-72)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51584606
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 108 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Construction and initial validation of the Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites scale (PCRW), by Lisa Beth Spanierman
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-72)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51584606
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 108 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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