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General Harassment Scale


General Harassment Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: K -1 (Items 1 - 8)
Survey Label: "Relationships during Deployment"


Exposure to harassment that is non-sexual but that may occur on the basis of one's biological sex or minority or other social status. Categories of harassment include constant scrutiny, questioning one's ability and commitment, and threats to safety.

Sample Items

  • While I was deployed, someone I worked with treated me as if I had to work harder than others to prove myself.
  • While I was deployed, someone I worked with questioned my abilities or commitment to perform my job effectively.
  • While I was deployed, someone I worked with "put me down" or treated me in a condescending way.

Response Format

4-point Likert (1 = Never; 4 = Many times)

Measure availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.

See Assessment Measures Specifically for VA Providers and Staff to download the DRRI scales and manual.

For Non-VA Providers: please complete the online request form to obtain the DRRI-2.

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