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Ten, five-point items are used to measure the frequency with which an adolescent reports engaging in behaviors that would be considered improper if not immoral by most adults.

Five, five-point, Likert-type items are used to measure the degree to which a parent reports refusing to buy particular products for his/her child when the latter asks for them but does provide an explanation of why the requests are denied.

The five-item, five-point Likert-type scale measures the degree to which a child describes his/her parents as determining where, when, and what he/she buys.

Three, five-point, Likert-type items are used to measure the degree to which a person (child, teenager) describes seeking information and advice from his/her parents before making purchase decisions.

Four, seven-point items are used in this scale to measure the approach used by a parent to regulate a child's online activity. Specifically, the scale measures how much a child believes his/her parent(s) take an instructional approach to Internet use that encourages paying attention to certain factors and being wary of requests.

The degree to which a person believes that happiness is derived from buying and owning things is measured in this scale with ten, four point items. The scale is intended for use with teens or even pre-teens and was called the Youth Materialism Scale by its developers (Goldberg et al. 2003)

The scale has three, five-point Likert-type items that measure the extent to which a person holds positive beliefs regarding the social responsiveness of a particular business.

The degree to which a parent reports communicating with a child about products and purchases is measured with seven, five-point items.

Five-point statements are used to measure the amount of support a person receives (or recalls receiving) from his or her family while growing up. The items have been used as two subscales to separately measure intangible and tangible support but the items have also been used together to measure both forms of support simultaneously.

The scale is composed of six, five-point Likert-type statements that measure the extent to which a child indicates that his/her mother tells him/her what to buy or not buy. The tone of the items is that the child believes the parent is concerned about how the child's money is used and wants to have a lot of control over the decisions.