Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 617)

From: The generalised anxiety stigma scale (GASS): psychometric properties in a community sample

Demographic status N Mean sd
Age 558 46.60 13.25
Years of education 613 13.95 2.42
Gender N %  
   Female 384 62.2%  
   Male 233 37.8%  
Clinical characteristics N %  
Past history of anxiety disorder (n = 608) 111 18.3%  
  N Mean sd
Goldberg anxiety scale 617 3.01 2.73
Goldberg depression scale 617 2.23 2.28
K10 distress 609 16.29 6.96
Anxiety exposure 617 6.86 3.11
Stigma levels Mean sd N
Mental illness social distance 597 5.14 3.13
Mental illness perceived stigma (DDS) 617 18.88 4.65
Depression personal stigma (DSS) 606 10.00 5.26
Depression perceived stigma (DSS) 608 20.34 5.87
Anxiety social distance scale 610 4.43 2.95
Anxiety personal stigma (GASS) 610 9.03 5.60
Anxiety perceived stigma (GASS) 608 21.51 6.61
  1. DDS: Devaluation Discrimination Scale; GASS: Generalised Anxiety Stigma Scale; DSS: Depression Stigma Scale