COVID-19 Impact Scale


Scale name: COVID-19 Impact Scale

Scale overview: The COVID-19 Impact Scale is a 10-item self-report rating scale of the potential impact of COVID-19 in 3 areas of functioning: Economic, Psychological, Social.

Authors: Srinivasan & Sulur Nachimuthu

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement.

Scale item examples for 3 Subscales

Economic Factor, 4 items

 I have lost job-related income due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Psychological Factor, 4 items

Uncertainties surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) causes me enormous anxiety.

Social Factor, 2 items

After the Coronavirus pandemic, I actively avoid people I see sneezing and coughing.


Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha was 0.877 in the authors’ study.

Validity: Experts were consulted for content validity. Relationships with other scales were included in the article.


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Sutton, G. W. (2022, June 17). COVID-19 Impact Scale. Assessment, Statistics, and Research. Retrieved from

References for the scale

Srinivasan, T., & Sulur Nachimuthu, G. (2022). COVID-19 Impact Scale. PsycTESTS.  [This reference contains the scale items.]

Srinivasan, Thilagavathy, & Sulur Nachimuthu, Geetha. (2022). COVID-19 impact on employee flourishing: Parental stress as mediator. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy,14(2), 281-290. doi: [This reference reports the study results that used the scale and the psychometric data reported above.]


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