Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes

Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes

1st Edition - December 28, 1990

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  • Editors: John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219844

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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes: Volume 1 in Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes Series provides a comprehensive guide to the most promising and useful measures of important social science concepts. This book is divided into 12 chapters and begins with a description of the Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes Project's background and the major criteria for scale construction. The subsequent chapters review measures of "response set"; the scales dealing with the most general affective states, including life satisfaction and happiness; and the measured of self-esteem. These topics are followed by discussions of measures of social anxiety, which is conceived a major inhibitor of social interaction, as well as the negative states of depression and loneliness. Other chapters examine the separate dimensions of alienation, the predictive value of interpersonal trust and attitudes in studies of occupational choice and racial attitude change, and the attitude scales related to locus of control. The final chapters look into the measures related to authoritarianism, androgyny, and values. This book is of great value to social and political scientists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, non-academic professionals, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Criteria for Scale Selection and Evaluation

    Contents of This Volume

    A Broader Conceptual Framework

    Evaluative Criteria

    Future Volumes


    Chapter 2 Measurement and Control of Response Bias

    Socially Desirable Responding

    Measures Reviewed Here

    Edwards Social Desirability Scale (SD)

    Mariowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSD)

    MMPI Lie (L) Scale

    MMPI K Scale

    CPI Good Impression (Gi) Scale

    Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR)

    Responding Desirably on Attitudes and Opinions (RD-16)

    Children's Social Desirability Scale (CSD)


    Extremity Response Bias (ERB)

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 3 Measures of Subjective Well-Being


    Research on Subjective Well-Being

    Measuring Subjective Well-Being

    Measures Reviewed Here

    Life Satisfaction Scales

    Affect Scales: Positive Affect, Negative Affect, Affect Balance

    PGC Morale Scale (Revised)

    Index of Well-Being, Index of General Affect

    Life 3 Scale

    General Well-Being Schedule

    Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness

    Affectometer 2

    The PSYCHAP Inventory


    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 4 Measures of Self-Esteem

    Key Issues

    Locating and Selecting Measures

    Measures Reviewed Here

    The Self-Esteem Scale

    The Feelings of Inadequacy Scale

    The Self-Esteem Inventory

    Texas Social Behavior Inventory

    Social Self-Esteem

    Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale

    Self-Perception Profile for Children

    Tennessee Self-Concept Scale

    Self-Description Questionnaire

    Personal Evaluation Inventory

    The Body-Esteem Scale

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 5 Social Anxiety, Shyness, and Related Constructs

    Measures Reviewed Here

    Overview of the Measures

    Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (FNE)

    Interaction Anxiousness Scale

    Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24)

    Embarrassability Scale

    Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SAD)

    Social Anxiety Subscale of the Self-Consciousness Scale

    Shyness Scale

    Social Reticence Scale

    Social Anxiety Scale for Children

    Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 6 Measures of Depression and Loneliness

    Measuring Depression

    Depression Measures Reviewed Here

    Beck Depression Inventory (Long Form and Short Form)

    Self-Rating Depression Scale

    Carroll Rating Scale for Depression

    Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale

    Depression Adjective Checklist

    Depressive Experiences Questionnaire

    Attributional Style Questionnaire

    The Cognitive Bias Questionnaire

    The Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire

    Children's Depression Inventory

    The Geriatric Depression Scale

    Measuring Loneliness

    Loneliness Measures Reviewed Here

    UCLA Loneliness Scale (Versions 2 & 3)

    State versus Trait Loneliness Scales

    Loneliness Rating Scale

    A Rasch-Type Loneliness Scale

    Differential Loneliness Scale

    Emotional versus Social Loneliness Scales

    Emotional-Social Loneliness Inventory

    Children's Loneliness Scale

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 7 Alienation and Anomie

    Powerlessness Measures




    Mastery Scale

    Doubt About Self-Determination


    Normlessness Measures





    Doubt About Trustworthiness of People


    Meaninglessness Measures


    Sense of Coherence

    Purpose in Life Test

    Self-Estrangement Measures

    Work Alienation

    Job Involvement


    Social Isolation Measures

    Social Isolation

    Cultural Estrangement Measures

    Cultural Estrangement

    Social Criticism Scale

    Generalized Alienation Measures


    Alienation Test

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 8 Interpersonal Trust and Attitudes toward Human Nature

    Measures Reviewed Here


    Philosophies of Human Nature

    Interpersonal Trust Scale

    Specific Interpersonal Trust Scale

    Trust Scale

    Faith in People Scale

    Trust in People

    Acceptance of Others

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 9 Locus of Control

    Theoretical Background

    Development of Measures

    Adult Measures Reviewed Here

    General Scales of Locus of Control for Adults

    Internal-External Locus of Control Scale

    Internality, Powerful Others, and Chance Scales

    Spheres of Control

    Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale

    Children's Measures Reviewed Here

    Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire

    Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale for Children

    Multidimensional Measure of Children's Perceptions of Control

    Measures for Specific Goal Areas Reviewed Here

    The Multidimensional-Multiattributional Causality Scale

    Locus of Control Measures for Specific Goal Areas

    The Marital Locus of Control Scale

    The Desired Control Scale

    Parenting Locus of Control Scale

    Health-Related Measures Reviewed Here

    Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale

    Mental Health Locus of Control Scale

    Mental Health Locus of Origin Scale

    Drinking-Related Locus of Control Scale

    The Weight Locus of Control Scale

    Dyadic Sexual Regulation Scale


    Chapter 10 Authoritarianism and Related Constructs

    Historical Developments

    Measures Reviewed Here

    Fascist Attitudes Scale

    Political-Economic Progressivism Scale

    Unlabeled Fascist Attitudes

    Anti-Semitism (A-S) Scale

    Ethnocentrism (E) Scale

    California F Scales

    G Scale (Reversed F Scale)

    Twenty-Item Counterbalanced F Scale

    Counterbalanced F Scale

    Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale (A-R)

    Naysaying Low F Scale

    Attitude toward Authority Scale

    Right-Wing Authoritarianism

    Four-Item F Scale

    Traditional Family Ideology (TFI)

    Dogmatism (D) Scale

    Some Basic Comments on Authoritarianism

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 11 Sex Roles: The Measurement of Masculinity, Femininity, and Androgyny

    Problems of Definition

    Selected Issues in Sex-Role Research: An Historical Overview

    The Selection of Scales for Review

    Adult Sex-Role Measures: Practical Considerations and Recommendations

    Adult Measures Reviewed Here

    Bem Sex-Role Inventory

    Personal Attributes Questionnaire


    Masculinity and Femininity Scales from the Adjective Check List

    Independent Masculinity and Femininity Scales from the California Psychological Inventory

    Sex-Role Behavior Scale

    Children's Sex-Role Measures: General Considerations

    Children's Measures Reviewed Here

    IT Scale for Children

    Sex-Role Learning Index

    Future Research Directions


    Chapter 12 Values

    Rokeach's Contribution to Empirical Values Research

    Rethinking Beliefs

    Item Sampling

    Single-Item Measures

    Measures Reviewed Here


    Study of Values

    The Value Survey

    The Goal and Mode Values Inventories

    Ways to Live

    A Short Form Ways to Live

    The Value Profile

    Life Roles Inventory—Value Scales

    Conceptions of the Desirable

    Empirically Derived Value Constructions

    East-West Questionnaire

    Value Orientations

    Personal Value Scales

    Survey of Interpersonal Values

    Moral Behavior Scale

    The Morally Debatable Behaviors Scales

    Future Research Directions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 768
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1990
  • Published: December 28, 1990
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219844

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John P. Robinson

Phillip R. Shaver

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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