Protocol - Cyberbullying Due to Racial/Ethnic Bias
This protocol includes 9 questions to determine if there has been an increase in discrimination directed at certain races or ethnicities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please answer the following questions on your beliefs about how the Coronavirus is affecting people of your race/ethnicity.
|Strongly disagree||Somewhat disagree||Somewhat agree||Strongly agree|
|1. I believe the country has become more dangerous forpeople in my racial/ethnicgroup because of fear of the Coronavirus.||1||2||3||4|
|2. People of my race/ethnicity are more likely to lose their job because of the Coronavirus.||1||2||3||4|
|3. I worry about people thinking I have the Coronavirus simply because of my race/ethnicity.||1||2||3||4|
|4. Most social and mass media reports about the Coronaviruscreate bias against people of my racial/ethnic group.||1||2||3||4|
|5. People of my race/ethnicityare more likely to get the Coronavirus.||1||2||3||4|
|6. People of my race/ethnicitywill not receive Coronavirushealthcare as good as the care received by other groups.||1||2||3||4|
|7. Due to the Coronavirus Ihave been cyberbulliedbecause of my race/ethnicity||1||2||3||4|
|8. Since the Coronavirus Ihave seen a lot morecyberbullying of people of myrace/ethnicity.||1||2||3||4|
|9. Negative social media postsagainst people of myrace/ethnicity have increasedbecause of the Coronavirus.||1||2||3||4|
Each item on the CRBS is rated on a 4-point scale, from 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree). The CRBS score is the mean of the 9 items.
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Adults age 18 to 25
PhenX used input from crowdsourcing to enable rapid response and release of COVID-19 related protocols in the Toolkit.
|caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE)||COVID-19 Coronavirus Racial Bias Scale Assessment Score||7484983||CDE Browser|
Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
The Coronavirus Racial Bias Scale (CRBS)
Fisher, C. and Yip, T. (2020). The Coronavirus Racial Bias Scale (CRBS), Questions 6 and 7. Fordham Center for Ethics Education.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
Cyberbullying Due to Racial/Ethnic Bias
October 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Racial Bias Scale (CRBS) is a brief self-report questionnaire. The CRBS assesses beliefs about how the Coronavirus has negatively affected people due to their race/ethnicity.
This measure is used to report beliefs, attitudes, and biases that have negatively affected people as a result of the Coronavirus. Increased racial/ethnic biases have been associated with racial vigilance, racial discrimination, anxiety, and depression.
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