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Table 5 English language version of the PaSS-24

From: Measuring the paradox of self-stigma: psychometric properties of a brief scale

Item Scale*
1 People with my condition are less useful to society SS
2 The restricted rights of people with my condition is scandalous RA
3 Because of people’s ignorance about my condition, I do not speak to anybody about the problems linked to it ND
4 I tell myself, “What is the point of struggling to have the same rights?” SS
5 I am really fed up with preconceived ideas about my condition RA
6 Because of people’s preconceptions, I do not speak to anybody about the problems linked to my condition ND
7 People with my condition should be banned from certain jobs SS
8 The public’s lack of knowledge about my condition outrages me RA
9 To stop myself from getting into trouble, I avoid situations where my condition might be revealed ND
10 Why bother making any effort when I am inferior to others? SS
11 The lack of accurate information about my condition is scandalous RA
12 I use strategies to avoid talking about my condition ND
13 People with my condition should not be allowed to carry out certain activities SS
14 The stereotypes about my condition make me angry RA
15 To avoid being discriminated against, I use strategies not to have to talk about my condition ND
16 People with my condition will never have a happy life SS
17 The media’s lack of knowledge about my condition is appalling RA
18 To avoid disagreeable remarks, I use strategies not to have to talk about my condition ND
19 People with my condition should stay among themselves SS
20 I am angry about the way my condition is caricatured on television RA
21 To avoid any prejudice, I choose who I talk to about my condition ND
22 I have come to terms with the idea that I will never be able to have a satisfying social life SS
23 Certain people’s attitudes towards my condition appal me RA
24 I do not reveal my condition to anybody to avoid being judged ND
  1. Instructions: This questionnaire aims to evaluate how you feel with regard to your status as a person suffering from a mental condition. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. Please respond spontaneously, without taking too much time over each item. Some phrases may seem strange to you, perhaps even shocking or repetitive. Do not worry. If certain statements do not apply to you at all, they will do to other people. There are no good or bad responses; simply give the answer which best describes your feelings. You may answer: 1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = neutral; 4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree
  2. *Scale: SS = Stereotype endorsement/; A = Righteous anger; ND = Non-disclosure
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