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Autism Parenting Stress Index (APSI)

Stress among parents of children with autism has been found to be particularly high. Core symptoms, as well as co-morbid behavioural and physical problems, have been found to affect parents' stress levels. The APSI was designed for clinical use to identify areas where parents need support with parenting skills, and to assess the effect of intervention on parenting stress.

The APSI was developed following many interviews of parents of children with autism. The Items fall into three categories: the core social disability, difficult-to-manage behaviour, and physical issues. Items are...

Author of Tool: 
Silva, L. M. T., & Schalock, M.

Organisational Practices Questionnaire

The items in this scale can be organised into two different taxonomies: 1) dimensions of organisational practices and values related to safety management systems; and 2) the organisational culture models proposed by the Competing Values Framework.

The questionnaire consists of 4 sections. The first section presents a brief description of the project and specific instructions on how to fill in the questionnaire. The second section concentrates on background material both in relation to company information and about workers own personal information related to their job. The third...

Author of Tool: 
Díaz Cabrera, D., Hernandez-Fernaud, E., & Diaz, R. I.

Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test (GRAT) (Revised GRAT and Short Form GRAT)

The authors proposed several traits that that a grateful person would exhibit. A grateful person would not feel deprived in life, they would have a sense of abundance. They would acknowledge the contribution of others to their success and well-being, would appreciate life's simple pleasures, and would acknowledge the importance of experiencing and expressing gratitude. Their conceptualisation of gratitude was shown to correlate with measures of subjective well-being and positive affect.

The revised Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test (GRAT) consists of 44 items measuring...

Author of Tool: 
Watkins, P. C., Woodward, K., Stone, T., & Kolts, R. L.

Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

The Satisfacation with Life Scale (SWLS) is a short 5-item instrument designed to measure global cognitive judgments of satisfaction with one's life. Each question is rated on a seven point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The scale usually requires only about one minute of a respondent's time. It has been translated into over 20 languages, all translations are available on Dr. Diener's website (linked below).

Author of Tool: 
Diener, E., Emmons, R. A., Larsen, R. J., & Griffin, S.

Flourishing Scale (FS)

The Flourishing Scale is a brief 8-item summary measure of the respondent's self-perceived success in important areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose, and optimism. Items are rated on a seven point rating scale from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree. The scale provides a single psychological well-being score. It has also been translated into Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, and Turkish.

Author of Tool: 
Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009)

Affect Intensity Measure (AIM) (Long and Short Form)

The Affect Intensity Measure (AIM) examines emotional reactions to typical life events. It typically contains 40 items, although a 20 item short-form of the measure is available, rated on six point scale from Never to Almost Always. The AIM gives an indication of how strongly or weakly an individual tends to experience emotions in their everyday life.

Author of Tool: 
Larsen, R. J.

Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) (Long and Brief Form)

The MSLSS is made up of several subscales including family, friends, school, living environment, and self.
It consists of 40 items each rated on a six point scale from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree. The brief form is comprised of 6 items rated on a seven point scale from Terrible to Delighted. Normative data is available for elementary, middle, and high school students (See the MSLSS manual linked to below). The MSLSS is designed to be used effectively with children across a wide range of age (grades 3-12) and ability levels (e.g., children with mild developmental disabilities...

Author of Tool: 
Huebner, E. S.

Students' Life Satisfaction Scale

The Students' Life Satisfaction Scale is a brief, 7 item, measure of life satisfaction in children. It is designed for use with children as young as 8 years of age.

Author of Tool: 
Huebner, E. S.

Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) (Long and Short-Form)

The Inventory of Social Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) is a 40-item self-report measure that was designed to assess how often individuals received various forms of assistance during the preceding month. The instrument conceptualises social support as including tangible forms of assistance, such as the provision of goods and services, and intangible forms of assistance, such as guidance and expressions of esteem. Subjects are asked to rate the frequency of each item on 5-point Likert scales (1=not at all, 2=once or twice, 3=about once a week, 4=several times a week, and 5=about every day). A...

Author of Tool: 
Barrera, M., Sandler, I. M., & Ramsay, T. B.

Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) (Long and Short Form)

The Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) can be used to track changes weekly in the behaviors hypothesized to underlie depression and specifically targeted for change by behavioral activation. It examines changes in the following areas: activation, avoidance/rumination, work/school impairment, and social impairment. The BADS consists of 25 questions, each rated on a seven point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 6 (completely). The short-form BADS consists of 9 items rated using the same scale as the long-form.

Author of Tool: 
Kanter, J. W., Mulick, P. S., Busch, A. M., Berlin, K. S., & Martell, C. R.

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