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Table 5 Item response analysis of retained all stigma items in the sample from Jordan (n = 108)

From: Measuring sexual violence stigma in humanitarian contexts: assessment of scale psychometric properties and validity with female sexual violence survivors from Somalia and Syria

All stigma items Discrimination Difficulty
≥ 1 ≥ 2 = 3
Feelings of worthlessness, of having no value (i) 1.31 − 0.84 0.06 0.99
Feeling detached or withdrawn from others (i) 1.58 − 1.39 0.02 0.81
Feeling badly treated by family members (p) 0.95 − 0.70 0.88 1.92
Feeling badly treated by community members (p) 0.95 − 0.24 1.62 3.01
Feeling shame (i) 1.02 − 1.28 0.65 1.80
Blaming yourself for past events (i) 1.46 − 1.15 − 0.06 0.62
Feeling rejected by everybody (p) 2.10 − 0.23 1.26 1.98
Feeling stigma (p) 2.85 − 0.02 0.77 1.37
Wanting to avoid others or hide (i) 2.06 − 0.66 0.41 1.00
Feeling like your family gazes at you like they are blaming you (p) 2.04 − 0.07 0.87 1.51
Feeling like community members gaze at you like they are blaming you (p) 1.75 − 0.15 0.94 1.78
Been abandoned/thrown out of your home (e) 0.88 − 0.88   
Rejected by your family because of trauma you experienced (e) 1.15 0.79   
Rejected by your intimate partner because of trauma you experienced (e) 1.01 − 0.12   
Forced to live away from husband because of violence you experienced (e) 0.87 1.72   
  1. Suggested items for the core abbreviated scale are indicated in bold