Dr. Pachter is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.
The Perception of Racism in Children and Youth (PRaCY) Questionnaire
The PraCy is a instrument that measures self reported perceptions of racism and discrimination in youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years. It consists of 10 items that describe developmentally-appropriate settings and contexts where children and youth may experience racism and discrimination.
For each item answered affirmatively, respondents then answer a series of additional questions relating to:
- Frequency of occurrence
- Emotional response to the incident
- Coping response to the incident
The PraCY can be used as a simple scale (0-10) based on yes/no responses to individual items. In addition, researchers who are interested analyzing effects of frequency, attribution, emotional and coping responses to racist events can use the responses to the sub-questions in these domains.
For more information, please contact Dr. Pachter at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Perceptions of Racism in Children and Youth (PraCY): Properties of a Self-report Instrument for Research on Children's Health and Development"
Lee M. Pachter, Laura A. Szalacha, Bruce A. Bernstein and Cynthia García Coll
Ethnicity & Health, Volume 15, Issue 1 (February 12, 2010)
"Racism and Child Health: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions"
Lee M. Pachter and Cynthia García Coll
pub. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Vol. 30, No. 3 (June 2009)
"Perceived Racism and Discrimination in Children and Youth: An Exploratory Study"
Lee M. Pachter, Bruce A. Bernstein, Laura A. Szalacha and Cynthia García Coll
Health & SociaL Work, Vol. 35, No. 1 (February 2010)
This project was supported by Grant K23 HD040348 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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