PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SHORT MODIFIED URDU VERSION OF DISCRIMINATION AND STIGMA SCALE FOR DIVORCED INDIVIDUAL

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Noshaba Razaq
Najia Zulfiqar
Zunaira Naveed
Mushtaq A Sajid
Javed Habib Ur Rehman
Adnan Hanif

Abstract

Objective; The Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC) originally designed to assess behavioral and experienced stigma in depressive disorders, has been adapted for divorced individuals to evaluate their experiences of discrimination and post-divorce stigma.
Methods: This cross-sectional study included 160 divorced individuals who were assessed on the following subscales of the Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC); Unfair Treatment, Stopping Self, Overcoming Stigma, and Positive Treatment. The reliability and validity of the Urdu version of (DISC) for divorced individual were assessed through established psychometric methods.
Results: All the subscales of Urdu version of (DISC) for divorced individual, demonstrated high reliability. Validity was satisfactory for the Unfair Treatment and Stopping Self subscales, though somewhat lower for the Overcoming Stigma and Positive Treatment subscales.
Conclusion; The Unfair Treatment and Stopping Self subscales of the Urdu version of Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC) for divorced individual provide reliable and valid measures of stigma experienced by divorced individuals. Further research is necessary to explore the scale's validity across different contexts related to divorce.

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Noshaba Razaq, Najia Zulfiqar, Zunaira Naveed, Mushtaq A Sajid, Javed Habib Ur Rehman, & Adnan Hanif. (2024). PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SHORT MODIFIED URDU VERSION OF DISCRIMINATION AND STIGMA SCALE FOR DIVORCED INDIVIDUAL. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences, 3(2), 1366–1375. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/772
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