The DAS, based in part on the Self-Reported Delinquency Scale (SRD) (Elliott, Ageton, Huizanga, Knowles, & Canter, 1983), is designed to assess specific delinquent offenses and the contribution of alcohol and marijuana to these occurrences. It is composed of 40 items which describe a variety of misbehaviors and ask the respondent to indicate whether they have ever engaged in the behavior, their age the first and last time they engaged in the behavior, if they have ever engaged in the behavior without drugs or alcohol being involved, how many times the behavior has occurred, and how...
The Perceived Parental Acculturation Behaviors Scale (PPABS) assesses how the parents of the Arab-American respondents have adapted to, and embraced, American culture and society. It is comprised of 20 items, scored using a five point likert scale that ranges from never to always, that assess parents' openness to the American culture and their attempts to preserve their native Arab culture. The items focus primarily on overt behaviors rather than asking respondents about their parents' underlying attitudes. Perceived parental openness is assessed by examining the extent to which parents...
Research has shown that depression in mothers can have an adverse effect on the psychological functioning and development of their children (Goodman, 2007). The Children's Perception of Other's Depression Scale- Mother Version (CPOD-MV) is a 21 item measure that examines children's perceptions of the chronicity, severity, and impairment of their mother's depression. It also assesses whether they feel they are responsible for their mother's depression and whether they feel able to deal with their mother's depression.
Scores on the CPOD-MV have been found to be significantly...
While measures previously existed for companionate love, they did not exist for the more intense passionate love. The passionate love scale (PLS) can be used to explore cross-cultural differences, age differences and gender differences, among others, in passionate love.
The Passionate Love Scale (PLS) was first designed in 1986 for adults. As the experience of passionate love can also occur in childhood and adolescence, the PLS was adapted for use with children and adolescence. This adaptation is called the Juvenile Love Scale (JLS).
Love schemas originate from early experiences, and are believed to influence how people will deal with breakups. Thus this measure may be involved in predicting coping styles, and determining the most effective coping styles.
The emotion contagion scale was originally developed in 1994 as an 18 item questionnaire measured on 4 points, and was revised in 1997. Emotion contagion is an important characteristic in social interaction and personal relationships. This questionnaire allows the measurement of individual differences in this respect.
Positive behaviours, beliefs and feelings about breakfast in childhood are important for good health and can impact on educational attainment. However, breakfast consumption has declined in recent years, especially among adolescents. The Breakfast Attitudes Questionnaire could be involved in assessment and intervention for breakfast promotion initiatives.
Nutritional intake in childhood is a major issue for health and educational concerns. This dietary recall questionnaire can be used in assessing children's diets, and the efficacy of dietary interventions.
These 3 questionnaires developed from the EXPAGG questionnaire on aggression (Campbell et al 1992). The measures can be used to assess the age and gender differences in beliefs about aggression and specific types of aggression. Females tend to have an expressive view of aggression and males have an instrumental view, which leads to more actual violence. Females tend to engage more in indirect aggression (saying negative things behind someones back), while males tend to engage most in physical aggression.