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Table 3 Item Level Characteristics for IRT Models (Microaggressions Distress Scale & Experiences of Discrimination scale)

From: Understanding measures of racial discrimination and microaggressions among American Indian and Alaska Native college students in the Southwest United States

Item Endorsement Discrimination Severity
% a (SE) b (SE)
Experiences of Discrimination Scale
 1. School 23.6% 2.01 (0.34) 0.94 (0.12)
 2. Hiring 19.1% 2.29 (0.41) 1.09 (0.13)
 3. Work 19.1% 1.34 (0.25) 1.41 (0.21)
 4. Housing 10.2% 2.04 (0.40) 1.67 (0.20)
 5. Medical care 12.0% 1.44 (0.28) 1.84 (0.26)
 6. Store/restaurant service 39.0% 2.21 (0.37) 0.36 (0.09)
 7. Loan 9.3% 2.29 (0.46) 1.65 (0.18)
 8. In public 29.5% 2.43 (0.43) 0.66 (0.10)
 9. Police/courts 20.4% 1.78 (0.31) 1.15 (0.15)
Microaggressions Distress Scale
 1. Police 21.9% 0.83 (0.20) 1.74 (0.37)
 2. Racist name 22.3% 1.18 (0.24) 1.33 (0.22)
 3. Followed in store 32.4% 0.89 (0.19) 0.96 (0.21)
 4. Mistaken as non-Native 64.7% 0.37 (0.15) −1.70 (0.71)
 5. Indian in past life/Cherokee princess 55.1% 1.59 (0.28) −0.18 (0.10)
 6. Spiritual connection 46.5% 1.67 (0.30) 0.13 (0.10)
 7. Lucky to be Indian 54.9% 1.12 (0.20) −0.22 (0.12)
 8. Asked if real Indian 42.7% 1.85 (0.35) 0.25 (0.09)
 9. Prove authenticity 24.9% 1.28 (0.25) 1.12 (0.18)
 10. Physical attack 2.9% 1.66 (0.50) 2.82 (0.53)