Showing posts with label Morality. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS)

 



Assessment name:  Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS)

Scale overview: The Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS) is a 12-item self-report instrument focused on problems linked to viewing pornography (Kor et al., 2014a; 2014b).

Authors: Ariel Kors and others

Response Type: Items are rated on a six-point scale of truth values (0 = Never True, 1 = Rarely True, 2 = Sometimes True, 3 = Often True, 4 = Very Often True, 5 = Almost Always True).

Scale items

The researchers identified four factors: Excessive Use, Use to Escape/Avoid Negative Emotions, Self-control Difficulties, Distress and Functional Problems. Each factor is measured with three items.

Psychometric properties

Internal consistency values were good to high and there is evidence supporting construct and convergent validity.

Availability: See Kor et al. 2014a for the list of items linked to each factor.

Read a definition of pornography

Reference for the scale

Kor, A., Zilcha-Mano, S., Fogel, Y. A., Mikulincer, M., Reid, R. C., & Potenza, M. N. (2014a). Problematic Pornography Use Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t32415-000

Kor, A., Zilcha-Mano, S., Fogel, Y. A., Mikulincer, M., Reid, R. C., & Potenza, M. N. (2014b). Psychometric development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 861-868. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.01.027

 

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Geoffrey W. Sutton PhD is Emeritus Professor of Psychology who publishes book and articles about clinical and social psychology including the psychology of religion. Website:     www.suttong.com

  

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t24189-000

 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: https://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0192513X11429666

 

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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 attitudes towards gambling scale (atgs). International Gambling Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2022.2143856

 

McAllister, I. (2014). Attitudes Towards Gambling Scale--Short Version [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t43847-000

 

 McAllister, Ian. (2014). Public opinion towards gambling and gambling regulation in Australia. International Gambling Studies, 14 (1), 146-160. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2013.861001

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Christian Sociomoral Values Index

 



Scale name: Christian Sociomoral Values Index

Scale overview: This 13-item rating scale aims to measure the importance of select moral values commonly held among conservative Christians.

 

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement as follows:

1 = strongly disagree

2 = disagree

3 =  Neither Agree nor Disagree

4 = Agree

5 = Strongly agree

Scale items = 13



1. All forms of birth control are sinful.

2. Birth control methods are acceptable if they do not cause an abortion.

3. Abortion is always sinful.

4. Premarital sex is always sinful.

5. Cohabitation is always sinful.

6. A biblical marriage is between one man and one woman.

7. Same-sex marriage is sinful.

8. Divorce is sinful.

9. Sexual orientation is a choice.

10. In a Christian marriage, a man and a woman submit to each other, but the man is always the head of the marriage.

11. Women have a vital role in Christian ministry, but they should not be priests or pastors.

12. Women have an important role in churches and Christian organizations, but they should not have authority over a man.

13. Women should seek counseling from women and men should seek counseling from men.

  

Psychometric data:  The scale mean was 40.32 (SD = 8.85), Skew = -.69, Kurtosis = .30 (Sutton et al., 2016).

Reliability: In a sample of 220 Christian counselors, Cronbach’sAlpha = .85 (Sutton et al., 2016).

Validity: Data from table 2 (Sutton et al., 2016) show significant positive correlations with the following related measures of conservative Christian spirituality. (Read about test validity)

Christian Beliefs Index (CBI)

Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale

Christian Service Scale

Personal Christian Practices Index

Healing Experiences Scale

Basic Spiritual Practices Index

Evidence Supported Christian Accommodative Treatments Index

Extra-Session Christian Assignments Index

Spiritual Assessment Index

Availability:

The items and detailed responses are included in Sutton (2021). The statistical data reported above can be found in Sutton et al. 2016.

The items are listed above and available for use in research and teaching.

Permission:

The index may be used in research, teaching, and clinical practice. Users should cite Sutton (2021) and Sutton et al. (2016) in all publications and presentations that use this index. There is no need to contact the authors for non-commercial use.

To include the index in books and commercial publications, request permission from suttong@evangel.edu.


References for the scale

Sutton, G. W. (2021). Counseling and psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians: Culture & Research | Assessment & Practice. Springfield, MO: Sunflower.  ISBN-13 : 979-8681036524 AMAZON

Sutton, G. W., Arnzen, C., & Kelly, H. (2016). Christian counseling and psychotherapy: Components of clinician spirituality that predict type of Christian intervention. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 35, 204-214.  ResearchGate

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Example of the details available in Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians.

For item #2:   Birth control methods are acceptable if they do not cause an abortion.

The table values are percentages from a total of 208 responses.

The number of people Christians were:

  Evangelical 82

  Pentecostal/ Charismatic 48

  Nondenominational  43

  Other  35

 The "other" group includes respondents who identified as Catholics or a mainline Protestant Denomination


See the text for details on the other items.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale


 

Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale

Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale is a 12-item, four-choice agreement rating scale.

Authors: Michael Taylor and George Whitehead

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement: strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree.

Subscales = 2 with sample item

Moral/Legality

1. Abortion is not acceptable under any circumstances.

External Influence

10. Abortions should be partially covered by insurance companies.

 

Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha = .92 in the scale development sample.

Validity: The scale was significantly correlated with the Hess & Rueb abortion scale and the James religiosity scale. The results of a factor analysis yielded two factors.

 

Availability:

The scale is available online in the article at https://scholar.utc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1339&context=mps

Reference for the scale

Taylor, M. G. and Whitehead, G. I. (2014) "The measurement of attitudes toward abortion," Modern Psychological Studies, 20,1. https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol20/iss1/7

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Related Scales

ABORTION

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale     >>  ATAS

Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire   >>  ATAQ

Post Abortion Questionnaire   >>  PAQ





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