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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

importance

How much a person believes that a particular recommendation provided important and helpful information is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.  Since the recommendation is not identified in the items themselves, the scale appears to be suitable for a wide variety of situations.

With four items and a seven-point Likert-type response format, the scale measures the degree of concern a person has about tipping at a particular service-related retail establishment.  The scale is flexible for use in a variety of contexts in which tipping is relevant. 

The scale has four, five-point Likert-type items that measure how much a person believes that a particular task he/she engaged in strengthened what was personally important in life. 

How much a person feels his/her life is important and that he/she is essential to others is measured in this scale with five, nine-point items.

Using three Likert-type items, the scale measures how much a person is involved in a particular hobby and identifies with it, e.g., driving, baking, fishing.

Using three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures how well one person knows a particular person and believes their relationship is important.

The scale has four, seven-point Likert-type items that measure how important and fun shopping is to a person, in general.

Five, seven-point items are used to measure how much effort a person put into a particular task as well as how relevant it was.

How much a person views a particular social group as important and central to his/her self-image is measured in this scale with eight, seven-point items. 

Using four, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the degree to which a person is sensitive about the way companies handle personal information because he/she believes privacy is very important.