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Measuring exposure to racism: development and validation of a Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS) for Asian American Vietnam veterans.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Loo, CM; Fairbank, JA; Scurfield, RM; Ruch, LO; King, DW; Adams, LJ; Chemtob, CM
Published in: Psychol Assess
December 2001

This article describes the development and validation of the Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS), a questionnaire that assesses exposure to race-related stressors in the military and war zone. Validated on a sample of 300 Asian American Vietnam veterans, the RRSS has high internal consistency and adequate temporal stability. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that exposure to race-related stressors accounted for a significant proportion of the variance in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and general psychiatric symptoms, over and above (by 20% and 19%, respectively) that accounted for by combat exposure and military rank. The RRSS appears to be a psychometrically sound measure of exposure to race-related stressors for this population. Race-related stressors as measured by the RRSS appear to contribute uniquely and substantially to PTSD symptoms and generalized psychiatric distress.

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Published In

Psychol Assess

ISSN

1040-3590

Publication Date

December 2001

Volume

13

Issue

4

Start / End Page

503 / 520

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Warfare
  • Vietnam
  • Veterans
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Psychometrics
  • Prejudice
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Loo, C. M., Fairbank, J. A., Scurfield, R. M., Ruch, L. O., King, D. W., Adams, L. J., & Chemtob, C. M. (2001). Measuring exposure to racism: development and validation of a Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS) for Asian American Vietnam veterans. Psychol Assess, 13(4), 503–520.
Loo, C. M., J. A. Fairbank, R. M. Scurfield, L. O. Ruch, D. W. King, L. J. Adams, and C. M. Chemtob. “Measuring exposure to racism: development and validation of a Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS) for Asian American Vietnam veterans.Psychol Assess 13, no. 4 (December 2001): 503–20.
Loo CM, Fairbank JA, Scurfield RM, Ruch LO, King DW, Adams LJ, et al. Measuring exposure to racism: development and validation of a Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS) for Asian American Vietnam veterans. Psychol Assess. 2001 Dec;13(4):503–20.
Loo CM, Fairbank JA, Scurfield RM, Ruch LO, King DW, Adams LJ, Chemtob CM. Measuring exposure to racism: development and validation of a Race-Related Stressor Scale (RRSS) for Asian American Vietnam veterans. Psychol Assess. 2001 Dec;13(4):503–520.

Published In

Psychol Assess

ISSN

1040-3590

Publication Date

December 2001

Volume

13

Issue

4

Start / End Page

503 / 520

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Warfare
  • Vietnam
  • Veterans
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Psychometrics
  • Prejudice
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male