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Depression Anxiety Stress Scales -21 (DASS-21)

  Scale name: Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) Scale overview: The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21) is a 21-item screening instrument for the three psychological conditions of depression, anxiety, and stress. Note : There is a 42-item version of the DASS. This post focuses on the 21-item version. Authors: Lovibond, S. H., & Lovibond, P. F. (1995) Response Type: Items are rated on a 4-point scale of frequency. 0 = Did not apply to me at all. 1= Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time. 2= Applied to me to a considerable degree, or a good part of time. 3 = Applied to me very much, or most of the time. Scale items Each of the three scales (Depression, Anxiety, Stress) has 7-items worded in the first person e.g., “I felt…” or “I experienced…” and so forth.   Reliability: Internal consistency values based on Cronbach Alpha calculations were strong for the DASS-21 (Antony et al., 1988). Depression = .94 Anxiety = .87 Stress = .9

ADHD - The Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

  Scale name: NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales- for Child ADHD diagnoses Scales overview: The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are behavior rating scales used by clinicians as part of the diagnosis of ADHD in children. The scales assess ADHD symptoms and other conditions that may occur with ADHD or should be ruled out. Response Type: Most of the items are rated on a 4-point scale of frequency: Never, Occasionally, Often, Very Often Scale items The parent scale: Items 1 to 47 assess symptoms and items 48 to 55 assess performance. The teacher scale: Items 1 to 35 assess symptoms, items 36 to 38 assess academic performance, and items 39-43 assess classroom performance. There are parent and teacher follow-up forms available. The NICHQ provides scoring guidelines in their scale packet. Reliability: Bard et al. (2013) reported coefficient alpha values from .91 to .94 on the parent form and test-retest reliability was above .80 for the total scale scores. Wolraich et

Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS)

  Scale name: Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB) Scale overview: The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB) is a self-report 29-item measure of spiritual wellbeing. There are two subscales: 10-items assess Existential Well-Being (EWB) and 10 assess Religious Well-Being (RWB).   Response Type: Items are rated on a 6-point scale of agreement: SA    Strongly Agree MA    Moderately Agree A    Agree D     Disagree MD     Moderately Disagree SD     Strongly Disagree See the manual for scoring instructions. Scale items Please see the freely available scale pdf for the items in your preferred language.   Reliability: See the manual page 3. The RWBS, EWBS, and SWBS have good reliability. For the RWBS, test-retest reliability coefficients across four studies, with 1-10 weeks between testings, are .96, .99, .96, and .88. For the EWBS, the coefficients are .86, .98, .98, and .73. For total SWBS, the coefficients are .93, .99, .99, and .82. The index of internal consist

Wilson Stress Profile for Teachers (WSPT)

  Scale name: Wilson Stress Profile for Teachers (WSPT) Scale overview: The Wilson Stress Profile for Teachers (WSPT) is a 36-item self-report inventory designed to assess the level of teachers elementary and secondary schools in nine areas.   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from 1 = never to 5 = very often. Subscales : The nine subscales are as listed below. 1. Student Behavior (SB) 2. Employee/ Administrator Relationships (EAR) 3. Teacher/ Teacher Relations (TTR) 4. Parent/Teacher Relationships (PTR) 5. Time Management (TM) 6. Intrapersonal Conflicts (IC) 7. Physical Symptoms of Stress (PS) 8. Psychological/ Emotional Symptoms of Stress (PES) 9. Stress Management Techniques (SM) Scale items There are 4 items in each subscale for a total of 36 items. Based on the 5-point scoring system, possible total scale scores range from 36 to 180. Sample items are listed for each subscale below. 1. Student Behavior (SB).   “I have difficu