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Table 1 Descriptive information of the stigma and discrimination items

From: Education-based stigma and discrimination among young adults not in 4-year college

Stigma items M SD Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
1. People who do not attend 4-year college are treated worse than those who do attend 2.43 1.00 15.9 33.7 28.3 22.1
2. Most people believe that a person who does not attend 4-year college is uneducated 2.60 1.01 19.8 39.4 21.4 19.4
3. I feel bad about myself because I did not go to 4-year college 2.14 1.07 13.2 26.0 22.7 38.1
4. My family treated me badly because I did not go to 4-year college 1.94 1.06 11.1 19.2 21.9 47.8
5. My friends treated me badly because I did not go to 4-year college 1.78 0.98 8.2 14.8 23.5 53.4
6. I feel like I have less access to resources because I did not go to 4-year college 2.40 1.06 18.1 29.3 27.0 25.6
Discrimination Items M SD Almost everyday At least once a week A few times a month A few times a year Less than once a year Never
1. You are treated with less courtesy than others 2.66 1.75 9.3 9.1 16.3 12.8 9.5 43.2
2. You are treated with less respect than others 2.78 1.74 9.9 9.5 15.3 14.0 12.6 38.8
3. People act as if they think you are not smart 3.03 1.84 13.0 12.8 18.6 11.5 8.2 35.9
4. People act as if they are better than you 3.18 1.86 15.3 14.2 16.1 14.4 7.6 32.4
  1. Means and SDs are presented in the table as well as the percent of participants agreeing to each response option