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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

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Four, seven-point items are used to measure the likelihood that a consumer will regularly wear sunscreen in the future as well as recommend that others do so too.

Three, seven-point items are used to measure the likelihood a consumer will avoid buying products that contain a specific chemical and, instead, will purchase a particular brand that does not have the chemical.

Leaving an area within a store or the store itself without buying the product of interest is measured with six, seven-point semantic differentials.  Two versions of the scale are described. Temporary abandonment has to do with the shopper's intention to return later in the shopping trip to make the purchase while Permanent Abandonment means the shopper does not plan to return to buy the product.

The extent to which a guest at a particular hotel plans to engage in behaviors that conserve resources, especially electricity, is measured with five, nine-point Likert-type items.

The extent to which a consumer expresses an inclination to purchase a particular product is measured in this scale with three, nine-point semantic differentials.

The degree to which a customer is motivated by a stimulus (unspecified) toward the pursuit of a consumption-related goal is measured with a five-item Likert scale.  In a consumer context, the inspiration comes from some type of marketing activity and, as stated in the items, stimulates a purchase motivation.

With three, seven-point Likert items, the scale measures how much a customer will return to receive service from a particular provider in the future.  The items are phrased hypothetically but a very slight change in wording can make the scale relevant for use with an actual business relationship.

The likelihood that a person will engage in several behaviors that indicate loyalty to a sports team is measured using six, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using four, nine-point items, the scale measures a person’s intention to engage in behaviors related to using sunscreen.

With three, seven-point items, this scale measures a consumer’s expressed probability of providing ideas and feedback to a particular business entity in the future.