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Behavioral Emotional & Social Skills Inventory

  Assessment name: Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI) Scale overview: The Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI) helps identify five groups of skills associated with health, happiness and success.   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from Scales: As of the date of this writing, the researchers identified five skill categories also called domains. There are 32 skills called facets linked to domains. 1.     Self-management skills , used to pursue goals and complete tasks 2.     Social engagement skills , used to actively communicate with other people 3.     Cooperation skills , used to make and keep positive social relationships 4.     Emotional resilience skills , used to regulate emotions and moods 5.     Innovation skills , used to learn from new ideas and experiences There are also compound skills that combine skills from multiple domains. There are several versions of the BESSI, which yield var

Cohabitation Attitudes Scale

Assessment name: Cohabitation Attitudes Scale Scale overview: Brian Willoughby and Jason Carroll developed a six-item Cohabitation Attitudes Scale (2012a, 2012b). Response Type: The items are rated on a six-point scale of agreement ranging from 1 = very strongly disagree to 6 = very strongly agree. Scale items Participants rate four items about the value of living together and two items asking if living together is all right.   Availability: The full set of six items is available in the PsycTESTS reference.   Reference for the scale Willoughby, B. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2012). Cohabitation Attitudes Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:   Willoughby, B. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2012a). Correlates of attitudes toward cohabitation: Looking at the associations with demographics, relational attitudes, and dating behavior. Journal of Family Issues , 33 , 1450-1476. doi: 10.1177/0192513

Attitudes Towards Gambling Scale (ATGS)

  Assessment names: Attitudes Towards Gambling Scale (ATGS) Scale overview: The Attitudes Towards Gambling Scale presents participants with eight items, which are rated on a five-point scale of agreement to indicate their views about gambling.   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from 1 = strongly agree, 2 = agree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = disagree, 5 = strongly disagree. Scale items: The items include positive and negative statements about gambling.   Availability: The full set of eight items and labels for agreement can be found in the PsycTESTS reference. The scale has been widely used with more than 55,000 participants: See Hellumbr├ąten Kristensen, et al. (2022) for a literature review.   Reference for the scale Hellumbr├ąten Kristensen, J., Trifunovic, S., Strand, J., Kraft Vistnes, K., Syvertsen, A., Zandi, A., & Pallesen, S. (2022). A systematic literature review of studies on attitudes towards gambling using the attitude

Peace Evaluation Across Cultures and Environments (PEACE)

  Assessment names: Peace Evaluation Across Cultures and Environments (PEACE) Scale overview:   The PEACE scale is a five-point Likert-type scale consisting of seven subscales derived from 41 items. The research team developed a working definition of peace: A feeling of calm and/or freedom from struggles within self and others in a non-violent environment where hope outweighs resignation. ”   Response Type: The items are rated on a scale assessing the degree to which a statement is true about the participant: Not at all true, A little true, Moderately true, Quite a bit true, and Completely true. Subscales: There are seven subscales each having six items except Basic Needs, which has five items. The seven subscales are organized according to two factors. The subscales are listed below along with Cronbach’s Alpha values.    Psychological Factor Emotional tone, 0.83 Agency,   0.72 Hope,   0.73 Tolerance,   0.65    Social / Environmental Factor Basic Needs,   0.69

Belief in God Scale

  Assessment name: Belief in God Scale Scale overview: The Belief in God Scale evaluates a person's belief in God and thoughts about God. Authors: D. Randles et al. (2015). Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of how strongly they affirm each statement. Scale items Four items assess participants’ belief in God and thoughts about God.   Availability: The four items can be found in PsycTESTS.   References for the scale Randles, D., Inzlicht, M., Proulx, T., Tullett, A. M., & Heine, S. J. (2015). Belief in God Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS . doi:     Randles, Daniel, Inzlicht, Michael, Proulx, Travis, Tullett, Alexa M., & Heine, Steven J. (2015). Is dissonance reduction a special case of fluid compensation? Evidence that dissonant cognitions cause compensatory affirmation and abstraction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 108 (5), 697-710. doi:

God Image Scales (GIS)

  Assessment name: The God Image Scales (GIS) Scale overview: The God Image Scales (GIS) are a collection of six scales in a 72-item format.   Author : Richard T. Lawrence   Response Type: Items are rated on a 4-point Likert-type scale of agreement. Six Scales Lawrence grouped the 72 items into six subscales listed below. The number following the scale is the Cronbach’s alpha value from Lawrence (1997). Presence .95 Challenge   .81 Acceptance   .83 Benevolence   .84 Influence .89 Providence   .89   Reliability: The Cronbach’s alpha values follow the scale name in the list of six scales. Validity: Based on Lawrence (1997), factor analysis revealed overlap among the six scales. All six scales were positively correlated with a measure of intrinsic religious orientation ranging from .56 for Benevolence to .82 for Presence.   The correlations with church attendance were also positive and ranged from .36 to .54. Availability: The full set of 72 items c