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helpfulness

A person’s belief that he/she is supported emotionally and physically in good times and bad is measured with four, seven-point Likert-type items.  The source of the support is not stated in the items.

Five, seven-point uni-polar items are used to measure the kindness and effort a person believes were sincerely exhibited by a company with its contribution to a charitable event.  

Composed of three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the degree to which a person’s reason for providing a product review to others was a sincere concern to help them make better decisions.  The items are general enough for use with regard to posting product reviews online or privately sharing opinions with friends. 

The scale has four, seven-point Likert-type items that measure how much a customer enjoys the relationship with a particular salesperson and believes he/she provides extra service in order to improve the relationship.

The scale has three, seven-point items that measure the degree to which a person has shared information with another person in order to help and prepare him/her for a particular “experience.”

The degree to which a person believes that a particular organization cares about its customers and is helpful is measured with this five-point scale.  A two and a four item version are discussed.  While the scale was made for use in the hospitality industry, it could be easily used with many other businesses as well.  With a minor change in one of the items, the scale could be used with non-businesses as well.

The level of care, concern, and helpfulness exhibited by a company to its customers is measured with five, seven-point Likert-type items.

With three, seven-point uni-polar items, the scale measures the quality and usefulness of a review that a person has read.  The object of the review is not stated in the scale items themselves but has to be provided to participants in the instructions or the context.  The scale seems to be flexible for use with a wide variety of things that could be reviewed, e.g., products, companies, charities, political candidates.

The scale is composed of three, seven-point Likert-type items that measure how much a person was trying to provide useful information to readers when choosing what to say in a review.  The object of the review is not stated in the scale items.  Given that, the scale is flexible for use with a wide variety of things that could be reviewed, e.g., products, companies, charities, political candidates.

Fourteen, five-point Likert-type items are used to measure a person’s trait-like tendency to be concerned about the needs of others as well as expecting help from them when needed.