ERIC Number: EJ727087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Toward the Development of the Stereotypic Roles for Black Women Scale
Thomas, Anita Jones; Witherspoon, Karen McCurtis; Speight, Suzette L.
Journal of Black Psychology, v30 n3 p426-442 2004
Preliminary findings on the validation of the Stereotypic Roles for Black Women Scale (SRBWS) are presented. A sample of 186 African American women took the SRBWS along with the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the Racial Identity Attitude Scale-B. A confirmatory factor analysis supported a four-factor structure of the scale, and moderate reliability estimates were found for each of the interrelated but distinct subscales. Stepwise regression analyses revealed that Mammy and Sapphire images were significant predictors of self-esteem scores and that the internalized stereotypic roles contributed unique variance over racial identity attitudes in understanding self-esteem in Black women. Suggestions for future research and validation of the SRBWS are discussed.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Females, Self Esteem, Test Reliability, Factor Analysis, Racial Identification, Test Construction, African Americans, Ethnic Stereotypes, Sex Role, Test Validity
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