Kobe Kambon – THE AFRICAN SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS SCALE

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THE AFRICAN SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS SCALE

 

INSTRUCTIONS: The following statements reflect some beliefs, opinions and attitudes of Black people. Read each statement carefully and give your honest feelings about the beliefs and attitudes expressed. Indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree using the following scale.

1 = Very Strongly Disagree 2 = Strongly Disagree 3 = Moderately Disagree 4 = Slightly Disagree
5 = Slightly Agree 6 = Moderately Agree 7 = Strongly Agree 8 = Very Strongly Agree

Note that the higher the number you choose for the statement, the more you Agree with that statement; and conversely, the lower the number you choose, the more your Disagree with that Statement. Also, there are no right or wrong answers, only the answer that best expresses your present feelings about the statements. Please respond to ALL of the statement (do not omit any). Bubble-in your choices in the space provided.

ANSWER CHOICES – PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. I don’t necessarily feel like I am being mistreated in a situation where I see another Black person being mistreated. O O O O O O O O
2. Black people should have their own independent schools, which consider their African heritage and values an important part of the curriculum. O O O O O O O O
3. Blacks who trust Whites in general are basically very intelligent beings. O O O O O O O O
4. Blacks who are committed and prepared to uplift the (Black) race by any means necessary (including violence) are more intelligent than Blacks who are not this committed and prepared. O O O O O O O O
5. Blacks in America should try harder to be American than practicing activities that link them up with their African cultural heritage. O O O O O O O O
6. Regardless of their interests, educational background and social achievements, I would prefer to associate with Black people than with non-Blacks. O O O O O O O O
7. It is not a good idea for Black students to be required to learn an African language. O O O O O O O O
8. It is not within the best interest of Blacks to depend on Whites for anything, no matter how religious and decent they (the Whites) purport to be. O O O O O O O O
9. Blacks who place the highest value on Black life (over that of other people) are reverse racists and generally evil people. O O O O O O O O
10. Black children should be taught that they are African people at an early age. O O O O O O O O
11. White people, generally speaking, are not opposed to self-determination for Blacks. O O O O O O O O
12. As a good index of self-respect, Blacks in America should consider adopting traditional African names for themselves. O O O O O O O O
13. A White/European or Caucasian image of God and the “holy family” (among others considered close to God) are not such bad things for Blacks to worship. O O O O O O O O
14. Blacks born in the United States are Black or African first, rather than American of just plain people. O O O O O O O O
15. Black people who talk in a relatively loud manner, show a lot of emotions and feelings, and express themselves with a lot of movement and body motion are less intelligent than Blacks who do not behave this way. O O O O O O O O

THE ASCS MANUAL

 

 

 

1 = Very Strongly Disagree 2 = Strongly Disagree 3 = Moderately Disagree 4 = Slightly Disagree
5 = Slightly Agree 6 = Moderately Agree 7 = Strongly Agree 8 = Very Strongly Agree
ANSWER CHOICES – PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
16. Racial consciousness and cultural awareness based on traditional African values are necessary to the development of Black marriages and families that can contribute to the liberation and enhancement of Black people in America. O O O O O O O O
17. In dealing with other Blacks, I consider myself quite different and unique form of most of them. O O O O O O O O
18. Blacks should form loving relationships and marry only other Blacks. O O O O O O O O
19. I have difficulty identifying with the culture of African people. O O O O O O O O
20. It is intelligent for Blacks in America to organize to educate and liberate themselves from White-American domination. O O O O O O O O
21. There is no such thing as African culture among Blacks in America. O O O O O O O O
22. It is good for Black husbands and wives to help each other develop racial consciousness and cultural awareness in themselves and their children. O O O O O O O O
23. Africa is not the ancestral homeland of all Black people throughout the world. O O O O O O O O
24. It is good for Blacks in America to wear traditional African-style clothing and hairstyles if they desire to do so. O O O O O O O O
25. I feel little sense of commitment to Black people who are not close friends or relatives. O O O O O O O O
26. All Blacks students in Africa and America should be expected to study African culture and history as it occurs throughout the world. O O O O O O O O
27. Black children should be taught to love all races of people, even those races who do harm to them. O O O O O O O O
28. Blacks in America who view Africa as their homeland are more intelligent than those who view America as their homeland. O O O O O O O O
29. If I saw Black children fighting, I would leave them to settle it alone. O O O O O O O O
30. White people, generally speaking, do not respect Black life. O O O O O O O O
31. Blacks in America should view Blacks from other countries (e.g., Ghana, Nigeria and other countries in Africa) as foreigners rather than as their brothers and sisters. O O O O O O O O
32. When a Black person uses the term, “Self, Me and I,” his/her reference should encompass all Black people rather than simply her/himself. O O O O O O O O
33. Religion is dangerous for Black people when it directs and inspires them to become self-determining and independent of the White Community. O O O O O O O O
34. Black parents should encourage their children to respect all Black people, good and bad, and punish then when they don’t show respect. O O O O O O O O

THE ASCS MANUAL

 

 

1 = Very Strongly Disagree 2 = Strongly Disagree 3 = Moderately Disagree 4 = Slightly Disagree
5 = Slightly Agree 6 = Moderately Agree 7 = Strongly Agree 8 = Very Strongly Agree
ANSWER CHOICES – PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
35. Blacks who celebrate Kwanzaa and practice the “Nguzo Saba’ (the Black Value System), both symbolizing African traditions, don’t necessarily have better sense than Blacks who celebrate Easter Christmas, and the Fourth or July. O O O O O O O O
36. African culture is better for humanity than European culture. O O O O O O O O
37. Black people’s concern for self-knowledge (knowledge of one’s history, philosophy, culture, etc.) and self (collective) determination makes them treat White people badly. O O O O O O O O
38. The success of an individual Black person is not as important as the survival of all Black people. O O O O O O O O
39. If a good/worthwhile education could be obtained at all schools (both Black and White), I would prefer for my child to attend a racially integrated school. O O O O O O O O
40. It is not good for Black people to refer to each other as brother and sister because such practice is consistent with our African heritage. O O O O O O O O
41. It is not necessary to require Black/African studies courses in predominately Black schools. O O O O O O O O
42. Being involved in wholesome group activities with other Blacks lifts my spirits more so than being involved in individual oriented activities. O O O O O O O O
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