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Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale- Short Form

  Scale  name: Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale- Short Form Scale overview : The Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments scale- Short Form (ASPIRES-SF) is a 13-item scale that measures both religious involvement and spiritual transcendence. Spiritual transcendence refers to the way people create a sense of meaning and purpose for their lives. Authors : Ralph L. Piedmont et al. (see below) Response Type: The ASPIRES-SF is a self-report assessment with different ratings for the two subscales—see below. Subscales = 2 1.   Religiosity Index   4-religious activity (e.g., prayer, reading religious literature) items are rated 1-7 to indicate frequency. 2.   Spiritual Transcendence Scale   9-items are rated on a 1-5 scale of agreement. The items refer to a sense of meaning. These 9-items reflect 3 facets: Prayer fulfilment, Universality, and Connectedness. Reliability : In the 2008 reference (see below) alpha values were .72

Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale AMAS

  S cale name: Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale AMAS Scale overview: The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) is a 9-item measure of anxiety related to mathematics. Authors: Hopko et al. Response Type: The AMAS uses a 5-point Likert-type rating scale. 1 = Low anxiety 2 = Some anxiety 3 = Moderate anxiety 4 = Quite a bit of anxiety 5 = High anxiety Sample items Having to use the tables in the back of a math book. Taking an examination in a math course. Reliability : Internal consistent value (Cronbach’s Alpha) = .90 and 2-week test-retest = .85 (Hopko et al. 2003) Validity: The Hopko et al. (2003) article reports strong convergent validity with other measures and the results of a factor analysis. Availability: Permissions -- if identified Author email from the article below:   Reference for the scale Hopko, D. R., Mahadevan, R., Bare, R. L., & Hunt, M. K. (2003). The abbreviated math  anxiety scale (AMAS) construction, validi

Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ)

  Scale name: Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ) Scale overview: The Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ) is a 29-item self-report measure of both mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics anxiety. Author: Diana Kathleen May Response Type: Items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type scale following a “no response” option: 1 = Never 2 = Seldom 3 = Sometimes 4 = Often 5 = usually Sample items 1. I feel confident enough to ask questions  in my mathematics class. 6. I worry that I will not be able to get a  good grade in my mathematics course.   Subscales and basic statistics for the MSEAQ       Self-Efficacy M = 44.11, SD = 10.78, alpha = .93       Anxiety M = 46.47, SD = 12.61, alpha = .93       Total Scale M = 90.58, SD = 22.78, alpha = .96 Reliability: See the Cronbach’s alpha levels reported above. Validity: There were significant positive correlations with similar measures. The results of a Fa

Vengeance Scale - Measuring Revenge

  Scale name: Vengeance Scale Scale overview:   The Vengeance Scale is a 20-item self-report inventory with 10 items reversed scored. Authors: Noreen Stuckless & Richard Goranson Response Type: 7-point Likert type. 1 = Disagree strongly 2 = Disagree 3 = disagree slightly 4 = Neither disagree or agree 5 = Agree slightly 6 = Agree 7 = Agree strongly Subscales: None Sample items It’s not worth my time or effort to pay back someone who has wronged me. (Reverse score) It’s important for me to get back at people who have hurt me.   Psychometric properties: Study 1: The scale mean for the 20 items was 67.28. Men (71.84) scored significantly higher than did women (65.29). Reliability: Study 1 and Study 2 alphas = .92. In study 3, a test-retest correlation = .90. Validity: The structure was examined by Factor Analysis. The researchers concluded that a single factor was the best fit. In study 2, Vengeance scores were negatively correlated with empat