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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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Six, seven-point Likert-type items measure a person’s ability to sustain effort despite hardships and setbacks.

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 scale has twelve, six-point Likert-type items that measure a person’s chronic motivation to make progress towards achieving a goal in a direct manner without deviation and distraction.

This scale is composed of three, seven-point items that measure how much a person believes another person is busy at work rather than spending time in leisure activities.

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.

The scale measures the degree to which a person views a particular activity as being like a chore and requiring effort to do.  Two- and three-item versions have been tested as have versions with slightly different items.

A person's preparation for and eagerness to begin a certain task is measured in this scale with three, nine-point Likert-type items.

This four-item, seven-point Likert-type scale is used in measuring the degree to which a person reports enjoyment of work in general and staying busy. This is not necessarily an indication of involvement or interest in a specific job.

This is a three-item, seven-point scale measuring the relative amount of time a person spends on achieving a healthy balance between stress and work on the one hand and rest and relaxation on the other.

The scale uses five, five-point statements to measure the perceived probability that a person will advance through the stages of a job application process from contacting the company to accepting the position if it is offered.