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Risk assessments and Safety Management in Workplaces

The questionnaire has been administered to both employers and workers. It solicits information on the employer/worker's company, the company's familiarity with the occupational safety and health (OSH) directive, the respondent's familiarity with OSH, whether the prerequisites for safe and healthy work are being met in the respondent's workplace, how safety management is being realised in their workplace, how OSH legislation has improved or changed safety practices in their workplace, how risk assessments are being carried out in their workplace, how the results of risk assessments are...

Author of Tool: 
Niskanen, T.

Risk assessment and safety compliance culture in the chemical industry

This questionnaire is suitable for administration to both employers and workers. It solicits information on the respondent's role in the company, the company's sub-branch of the chemical industry, whether chemicals are being used safely within the company, whether OSH directives are being followed, whether proactive measures are being used, whether retrospective data is being utilised, whether hazards within the workplace are being identified, how hazard and risk assessments are being carried out, how the results of risk assessments are being utilised, whether sufficient on-the-job...

Author of Tool: 
Niskanen, T.

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.

The Maximizing Scale and The Regret Scale

As the number of options available to a person increases so too does the burden of choice. For individuals identified as maximizers, added options pose problems as the individual must consider each and attempt to determine which would lead to the best outcome. When a selection is made, maximizers often feel doubt or a lingering regret.

The maximizing scale contains thirteen items, each rated on a seven point scale from completely disagree to completely agree. These items assess whether a person tends to try and maximize their outcomes or whether they are a satisficer who simply...

Author of Tool: 
Schwartz, B., Ward, A., Monterosso, J., Lyubomirsky, S., White, K., & Lehman, D. R.

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.

Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE)

The scale of positive and negative experience (SPANE) is a 12-item questionnaire which includes six items to assess positive feelings and six items to assess negative feelings. For both the positive and negative items, three of the items are general (e.g., positive, negative) and three per subscale are more specific (e.g., joyful, sad). All items are rated on a five point scale from Very rarely or never to Very often or always. Italian and Arabic translations of the SPANE are also available.

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

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.