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This scales book is a classic in psychometrics. It is instrumental for survey researchers in the fields of advertising, marketing, consumer psychology, and other related fields that rely largely on attitudinal measures. My copy has gotten me through years of field research by helping provide testable, reliable scales.
Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

complaining

With three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the extent to which a person contacted someone or an organization that has legal expertise and may help with a complaint against a party.  (The party is not explicitly referred to in the scale but a fitting example would be a service provider.)

Using five semantic differentials, the scale measures the degree of aggravation and damage a customer intends to cause for a company.  The scale stem implies that the person is taking punitive action because of something the company has done.

With four, seven-point items, the scale measures a person’s stated likelihood of challenging an action taken by an organization that he/she disputes and even escalating the issue if necessary.

Using three, seven-point items, the scale measures the degree to which a person is inclined to complain about a specified entity to other people.  As currently phrased, the scale makes the most sense for use with a hypothetical scenario rather than as feedback about an actual event that has already occurred.

The extent to which a customer complained to friends, family, and others about a particular shopping experience is measured with three, five-point Likert-type items.

The subjective probability that a person will tell others about something is measured with three, seven-point semantic differentials.  The measure is “general” both in terms of what is being talked about as well as the favorability of the responder’s opinion (positive vs. negative).

A person’s intentions to not only complain directly to the company but also to news media and multiple levels of government is measured with five, seven-point Likert-type items.

Three, five-point Likert-type items are used to measure a person’s interpretation of a complaint made in a social medium as being more amusing than it was expressing a serious concern.

With three, five-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the degree to which a person interprets a complaint made in a social medium as expressing dissatisfaction because of a problem that has occurred.

A customer's likelihood of expressing criticism of a store and urging others not to shop there is measured with three items.