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Path Environment Audit Tool (PEAT)

To determine how physical characteristics of trails may influence use, reliable and valid audit tools are needed. The Path Environment Audit Tool (PEAT) was developed with design, amenity, and aesthetics/maintenance items. Two observers independently audited 185 trail segments at 6 Massachusetts facilities. GPS-derived items were used as a "gold standard." Kappa (k) statistics, observed agreement and ICCs were calculated to assess inter-observer reliability and validity. Fifteen of 16 primary amenity items had k-values > 0.49 ("moderate") and all had observed agreement > 81%. Seven...

Author of Tool: 
Philip J. Troped, Ph.D., Ellen Cromley, Ph.D.

The Attitudes Toward Dating Violence Scales (English Version)

The attitudes toward dating violence scales assess adolescent's attitudes toward male and female use of psychological, physical, and sexual dating violence.

Author of Tool: 
Price, E. L., Byers, E. S., & the Dating Violence Research Team

Children's Perceptions of Others' Depression Scale- Mother Version (CPOD-MV)

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...

Author of Tool: 
Goodman, Tully, Connell, Hartman, & Huh

Internalized Homonegativity Inventory (IHNI)

Mayfield (2011) describes how gay men and lesbians may develop negative attitudes towards homosexuality as a result of growing up in an antigay and heterosexist society. Internalized homonegativity may negatively impact on the personality, emotions, and behaviour of homosexuals. Many of the instruments designed to measure internalized homonegativity had important validity flaws. Thus, the IHNI was developed as a valid and reliable measure of negative attitudes towards homosexuality among gay men. The instrument consists of three subscales, personal homonegativity, gay affirmation, and...

Author of Tool: 
Mayfield, W.

Respect Toward Partner Scale

Researchers have proposed that respect for one another is one of the essential characteristics of an intimate relationship or a marriage. Hendrick & Hendrick (2006) conceptualize respect as an attitude accompanied by emotions, thoughts, and behavior. They also propose that respect consists of equality/mutuality and caring/supportiveness. The Respect Toward Partner Scale consists of six items, each rated on a five-point likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree, that seek to examine components of respect such as curiosity, healing, and dialogue.

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale

Love and sex have most commonly been discussed and studied separately. Given the evolutionary links between these two variables, Hendrick and Hendrick (2002) highlight the need to investigate common perceptions of the relationship between love and sex. The Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale was thus designed to assess laypersons' conceptions of how love and sex are linked in their relationships. The scale consists of four subscales, Love is Most Important, Sex Demonstrates Love, Love Comes Before Sex, and Sex is Declining, and 27 items, each rated on a five-point likert scale that ranged...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS)

Relationship satisfaction is one of the key areas of relationship assessment. While instruments are available for assessing relationships,  many are long and time consuming and some are only suitable for use with married couples. The Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) is a brief measure of global relationship satisfaction. It consists of seven items, each rated on a five-point likert scale. It is suitable for use with any individuals who are in an intimate relationship, such as married couples, cohabiting couples, engaged couples, or dating couples. The brevity of the scale increases its...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick

Love Attitudes Scale: Short Form

It has been proposed that while some aspects of love are the same in all cases that the experience of love may be quite different for different individuals. Lee (1973) proposed that many different love styles exist.  These include Eros, or romantic passionate love, Ludus, game-playing love, Storge, friendship love, Mania, possessive and dependent love, Pragma, logical love, and Agape, or selfless love.  The Love Attitudes Scale- Short Form was designed as a measure of love-styles and is based on Lee's (1976) love typology. The scale is composed of six 7-item subscales: Eros, Ludus, Storge...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick, Hendrick, & Dicke

Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS)

Hendrick and Hendrick (1987) developed the Sexual Attitudes Scale to assess multi-dimensional attitudes towards sex. However, the scale was abbreviated and modified to create the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS), an instrument that is more efficient and easier to administer. The BSAS is made up of four subscales: Permissiveness, Birth Control, Communion, and Instrumentality. The 23 items are rated on five-point likert scale that ranges from strongly agree and strongly disagree. 

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick, Hendrick, & Reich

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