A Rasch Analysis of Perceived Stigma of Covid-19 among Nurses in Indonesia Questionnaire

Ilham Falani, Deni Iriyadi, Ice Yulia Wardani, Herni Susanti, Riska Amalya Nasution

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This study is the first to investigate and validate the psychometric properties of the perceived stigma of the Covid-19 questionnaire among nurses in Indonesia. The respondents in the study were 2156 nurses from various regions in Indonesia (34 provinces), consisting of 613 males (28.4%) and 1543 females (71.6%). The number of nurses consisted of 300 respondents (13.9%) from the western region of Indonesia, 1825 respondents (84.6%) from the central region of Indonesia, and 31 respondents (1.4%) from the eastern region of Indonesia. The Rating Scale Model used to investigate the questionnaire's psychometric properties. The analysis results showed that the perceived stigma questionnaire met all the psychometric aspects (unidimensionality, item fit analysis, item validity, diagnostic rating scale, and reliability). Rasch Model analysis showed a value that meets all aspects measured criterion limit. Therefore, this perception stigma questionnaire can measure the perceived stigma of Covid-19 among nurses in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-28
Number of pages17
JournalPsychological Thought
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Covid-19
  • nurses
  • perceived stigma
  • Rasch Model


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