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Values in Action VIA Character Strengths

  Assessment name:        Values in Action – Inventory of Strengths – Revised (VIA-IS-R) Scale overview: The Values in Action – Inventory of Strengths – Revised (VIA-IS-R) is a 192-item self-report inventory of 24 character strengths associated with one of 6 virtues. The VIA-IS-R is a revision of the earlier VIA based on the theory developed by Peterson and Seligman (2004). As a measure that increases self-awareness using questions to identify thinking, feeling, and behavior, the VIA measures the central core Self of the SCOPES model along with common psychological functioning of Cognition, Emotion, and Observable behavior patterns albeit, the instrument relies on self-report. Authors: Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson (2004) Robert McGrath wrote the technical manual for the revised edition (2019).   Response Type: Items are rated on a 7-point scale of agreement from Very Strongly Disagree to Very Strongly Agree. Scales and items There are 24 character strengths.

Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness

  Assessment name:   Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness Scale overview: The Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness (DPSSF; Woodyatt & Wenzel, 2013) assesses three dimensions of self-forgiveness: Genuine self-forgiveness(GSF), pseudo-self-forgiveness (PSF), self-punishment (SP).   Authors: Lydia Woodyatt and Michael Wenzel   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from 0 = Do not Agree at all, 3 = Neutral, and 6 = Strongly Agree. Scale items There are a total of 20 items divided among the three subscales as follows: GSF 1-7, SP 8-14, PSF 15-20. Psychometric properties Woodyatt and Wenzel (2013) reported adequate Cronbach’s alpha levels and positive correlations with empathy and self-esteem. Griffin (2016) reported strong internal consistency (alpha) values (GSF, 0.91; PSF, 0.80; SP 0.82). Griffin (2016) also reported significant positive correlations between the GSF and his Decisional Affirmation of Values scale, but only SP

Two-factor Self-Forgiveness Scale (Griffin 2016)

  Assessment name:   Two-factor Self-Forgiveness Scale Scale overview: The Two-factor Self-Forgiveness Scale is a 10-item self-report measure of two factors of self-forgiveness: Decisional Affirmation of Values(DAV), Emotional Restoration of Esteem (ERE). The names of the two factors represent the dual-process model of self-forgiveness.   Read more about the concept of Self-Forgiveness Author:   Brandon Griffin   Response Type: Items are rated on a 7-point scale of agreement from 1 = Strongly Disagree to 7 = Strongly Agree. Scale items Each of the two factors are assessed based on responses to five items. DAV items focus on thoughts about one’s wrongdoing and ERE items assess feelings about oneself related to the wrongdoing. Psychometric properties Griffin provides extensive findings in his dissertation (2016). The first two studies support the two-factor structure. Study two includes evidence supporting criterion-related validity. Data analyses support adequate inter

Self-Control- Single Item Scale

  Assessment name:   Single-Item Measure of Self-Control Scale overview:   The single-item self-control scale uses an 11-point scale to quantify a person’s perception of their self-control.   Authors: Wanja Wolff and others   Response Type: Item was answered on an 11-point quantitative scale (1 = none at all, 11 = very much). Scale item: How much self-control do you have?   Psychometric properties The self-control item mean = 8.16 with SD = 2.13. There was a strong positive correlation with the Brief Self-Control Scale ( r = .715) and a moderate inverse relationship with Short Boredom Proneness Scale (-0.397). Availability: The self-control single item measure is included in the Wolff et al. (2022) article. Reference for the scale Wolff, W., Bieleke, M., Englert, C., Bertrams, A., Schüler, J., & Martarelli, C. S. (2022). A Single Item Measure of Self-Control – Validation and Location in a Nomological Network of Self-Control, Boredom, and If-Then Plan

Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS)

  Assessment name:   Brief Self-Control Scale Scale overview: The Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS) is a 13-item self-report measure of self-control, which is also called self-discipline and willpower.   Authors: June P. Tangney, Roy F. Baumeister, Angie L. Boone   Response Type: Items are rated on a five-point scale of self-evaluation from 1 = not at all like me to 5 = very much like me. Scale items Example items include “I am good at resisting temptation” and “I have a hard time breaking bad habits” (reverse coded). Psychometric properties In their original publication, Tangney and others (2004) documented high internal consistency and retest values. High scores representing self-control were associated with academic success and better relationships whereas low scores were correlated with personal problems and problem relationships. Availability: The BSCS is widely used and available in many languages. The original 36-item scale and the Brief Self-Control Scale

Theistic Intellectual Humility Scale

Assessment name:   Theistic Intellectual Humility Scale Scale overview: The Theistic Intellectual Humility Scale (TIHS) is an 11-item self-report rating scale of intellectual humility in relationship to God.   Authors: Peter Hill and others (2021)   Response Type: Items are rated on a 6-point scale of agreement from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Scale items There are 11 items associated with three factors:   1. Intellectual submission to the Divine   2. Human Finite Limitations   3. Belief Bias and Limitations Although the scale is labeled theistic and the factor 1 refers to “the Divine”, the items refer to God or the Bible. Item 11 includes the phrase “Christian beliefs.” Psychometric properties The first sample included 353 Christians who were mostly Protestant. The second sample included 318 Christians—some of them were from a Christian university. And the third sample included 235 Christians. The results of factor analyses supported the three factor