Thursday, December 22, 2022

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 various degrees of specificity.

The BESSI-20 quickly assess skills at the domain level as does a slightly longer BESSI 45.

Longer forms provide more details. The 192 item version includes the full 32 skill facets.

 

Reliability and Validity

See Soto et al. (2022) for an extensive presentation of the psychometric properties of the BESSI within different samples. The researchers present the results of factor analyses and correlations of the domains and facets with the Big Five Personality Traits. High levels of alpha values are also reported. Overall, alpha values ranged from .80 to .94 as reported in Study 4.

 

Availability:

The BESSI may be taken online at this link:  http://www.sebskills.com/the-bessi.html

The BESSI was written in American English. There is a German version with other translations pending.

Permissions:

The BESSI is free for non-commercial purposes as follows:

The BESSI is freely available for non-commercial purposes, such as scientific research, program evaluation, and personal use. You do not need to ask permission for these uses. However, permission is required for any commercial use of the BESSI. If you are interested in obtaining permission to use the BESSI for a commercial purpose, then please contact Dr. Christopher Soto.

 

Reference for the scale

Soto, C. J., Napolitano, C. M., & Roberts, B. W. (2021). Taking skills seriously: Toward an integrative model and agenda for social, emotional, and behavioral skills. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30, 26-33.

Napolitano, C. M., Sewell, M. N., Yoon, H. J., Soto, C. J., & Roberts, B. W. (2021). Social, emotional, and behavioral skills: An integrative model of the skills associated with success during adolescence and across the life span. Frontiers in Education, 6, 679561.

BESSI and wholistic assessment

The facets within the BESSI domains relate to the domains of human functioning common to psychological research and practice. For example, by referring to the colorful BESSI chart, you can see by the domain names and sample skills how they fit with five domains of the SCOPES model of human functioning if we omit the physiological domain.

SELF, COGNITION, OBSERVABLE BEHAVIOR, EMOTION, SOCIAL

 

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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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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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

Safety, 0.79

Group Cohesion, 0.76

 Reliability:

Internal consistency values can be found next to the seven subscales reported above.

The test-retest value for two weeks between testing was 0.89 overall. Values for the subscales range from 0.78 to 0.90.

 Validity:

The authors reported the results of a factor analysis in their article. They found two groupings: Psychological and Social/environmental, presented above.

Availability:

Author contact: Howard Zucker hazucker@aol.com

Reference for the scale

Zucker, H., Ahn, R., Sinclair, S.J. et al. Development of a scale to measure individuals’ ratings of peace. Confl Health 8, 17 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1505-8-17

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t41735-000

 

 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: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038933

 

 

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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 can be found in Lawrence (1997).

Reference for the scale

Lawrence, R. T. (1997). Measuring the image of God: The God Image Inventory and the God Image Scales. Journal of Psychology and Theology25(2), 214–226.

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