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With eight, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures a person’s confidence in his/her capability to overcome challenges and perform tasks effectively in a wide variety of situations. 

The belief that there are opportunities for anyone to make economic progress and be successful through hard work is measured with five, seven-point Likert-type items.

The rivalry with same-sex others over access to mates is measured with seven, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures how much a person believes that people can achieve success over time if they work hard.

How much a person believes that literacy skills are important and that low-income families need help developing those skills is measured with six, seven-point Likert-type items.

Four semantic differentials are used in this scale to measure how successful and respected a company is believed to be.

Four, seven-point items compose the scale and are used to measure how successful a company is expected to be in the future.

A person’s motivation to achieve and/or accumulate external indicators of success such as wealth, power, and status is measured with three statements.

With four, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures a person’s general motivation to do better and succeed.

The degree to which a person believes that, in general, one person’s good outcomes come at the expense of another person is measured with six, 10-point Likert-type items.