Free measures for dissertations

This page contains information on a range of measures (psychometric tests) freely available to psychology students, and the formats in which they are available. Please note this is a guide only and is not intended to be a definitive list. You are strongly  encouraged to read the academic papers that accompany the tests and read around these to make sure the test is right for your purposes.

Your choice of measure should be discussed with your supervisor. Your supervisor must approve the measures you intend to use before you use them to collect data. If the questionnaire you need is accessible only by contacting the author, you must check with your supervisor before doing so.  At the end of the page are links to other databases that contain many more measures if you can’t find what you are looking for here.

Links will take you direct to online resources. Please remember to reference these correctly if you use them. If you need advice, get in touch with your supervisor or contact the psychology technicians.

Where tests are marked with an asterisk (*) these are paper copies subject to copyright and held in the psychology lab store – if you would like to use any of these you will need to get approval from your supervisor.

If you would like to use a published test not on this list, or would like to add a test to the list, please contact a psychology technician.

Topic Scale Background information
Activism
Activism Orientation Scale Activism Orientation Scale background info 
Anger
Clinical Anger Scale  Clinical Anger Scale background info
Anxiety
Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety Inventory – copy available from the Psychology Lab. Spielberg Anxiety Inventory background info 
Attitudes towards self
Attitudes Towards Self Questionnaire  Attitudes Towards Self Questionnaire background info
Attraction tactics
Male Attraction Tactics Questionnaire  Male Attraction Tactics background info
Belief in good luck
Belief in Good Luck Questionnaire (see pages 494 – 495 for questionnaire items) Belief in Good Luck Questionnaire background info
Belonging
Need to Belong Scale Need to Belong Scale background info
Big 5 personality traits
Big Five Inventory (see page 3 for questionnaire items) Big Five Inventory background info 
Body Anxiety
Social Physique Anxiety Scale Social Physique Anxiety Scale background info
Body Attitudes (men)
Male Body Attitudes Scale  (click ‘Download PDF’ and see page 164 for questionnaire items). Male Body Attitudes Scale background info
Body Awareness
Body Awareness Questionnaire (click ‘PDF Full Text’ and see page 805 for questionnaire items) Body Awareness Questionnaire background info
Body Esteem
Body Esteem Questionnaire (men and women) – the scale is freely available but you will need to e-mail the authors. Please check with your supervisor before doing so. Body Esteem Questionnaire background info
Body Shape
Body Shape Questionnaire (men and women) Body Shape Questionnaire background info
Coping Style
Coping Style Questionnaire for Social Situations Coping Style Questionnaire background info
Curiosity
Curiosity and Exploration Styles Inventory Curiosity and Exploration background info
Depression
University Students Depression Inventory (click ‘Download PDF’ and see page 164 for questionnaire items). University Students Depression Inventory background info
Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale
Short version (DASS 21)
Long version (DASS 42)
DASS 21 background info
DASS 42 background info
Dieting
Dieting Beliefs Scale (click ‘PDF Full Text’ and see page 195 for questionnaire items) Dieting Beliefs Scale background info
Disagreement
Tolerance of Disagreement Scale  Tolerance of Disagreement Scale background info
Eating
Eating Attitudes Test  Eating Attitudes Test background info
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence Scale (see page 172 for the questionnaire items) Emotional Intelligence Scale background info
Emotional intensity
Affect Intensity Measure 20 items
Affect Intensity Measure 40 items
Affect Intensity Measure background info
Empathy
Toronto Empathy Questionnaire Empathy Questionnaire background info
Environment
ALPHA Measure for Environmental Perceptions Measure for Environmental Perceptions background info
Environment
Environmental Attitudes (see page 20 for the questionnaire items) Environmental attitudes background info
Ethical Position
Ethics Position Questionnaire Ethics Position Questionnaire background info
Facebook Use
Facebook Use Intensity Scale  Facebook Use Intensity Scale background info
Family Distress
Brief Family Distress Scale  Family Distress Scale
Family Life
Satisfaction with Family Life Scale (see Table 1 for questionnaire items) Satisfaction with family life scale background info
Fear of being found out
Imposterism Scale  Imposterism Scale background info
Flourishing
Flourishing Scale  Flourishing Scale background info
Friendship
Friendship Questionnaire (see Appendix for questionnaire items) Friendship Questionnaire background info
Friendship
Costs and Benefits of Friendship Questionnaire  Costs and benefits of friendships background info
Friendship
McGill Friendship Questionnaire – Respondent’s Affection McGill Friendship Questionnaire background info
Future Consequences
Consideration of Future Consequences Scale Consideration for Future Consequences background info 
Food Preoccupation
Food Preoccupation Questionnaire  Food Preoccupation Questionnaire background information
Gratitude
Gratitude Questionnaire  Gratitude Questionnaire background info
Happiness
Subjective Happiness Scale (see Appendix for the scale items) Subjective Happiness Scale background info
Homophobia
Homophobia Scale Homophobia Scale background info 
Identity
Aspects of Identity Questionnaire  Aspects of Identity Questionnaire background info 
Jealousy (infidelity)
Jealousy Instrument  Jealousy Instrument background info
Job Satisfaction
Work Locus of Control Scale (see Appendix for the questionnaire items) Work Locus of Control Scale background info
LGBT Human Rights Support
Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Scale  Support for LG Human Rights Scale background info 
LGBT identity
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale  LGB Identity Scale background info
Likability
Reysen Likability Scale  Reysen Likability Scale background info
Love and Breaking up
Love Schemas Scale  Love Schemas Scale background info
Love attitudes
Love Attitudes Scale: Short form Love Attitudes Scale background info
Meaning of Life
Meaning of Life Questionnaire  Meaning of Life Questionnaire background info
Mood
Brief Mood Introspection Scale  Brief Mood Introspection Scale background info
Music Preferences
Short Test of Music Preference  Test of Music preference background info
Nature
Connectedness to Nature Scale (see Appendix on page 513 for the questionnaire items) Connectedness to Nature background info
Narcissism
Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale background info
Optimism
Life Orientation Test – Revised Life Orientation Test background info 
Pain
See this journal article assessing 7 measures to assess pain
Panic Attacks
Panic Attack Questionnaire Panic Attack Questionnaire background info 
Passionate Love
Passionate Love Scale  Passionate Love Scale background info
Personal Development
Personal Growth Initiative Scale Personal Growth Initiative Scale background info
Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety
Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety Scale Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety background info
Pregnancy Experience
Pregnancy Experience Scale  Pregnancy Experience Scale background info
PTSD
Trauma Screening Questionnaire (see Appendix for questionnaire items) Trauma Screening Questionnaire background info
Purpose in Life
Life Engagement Test Life Engagement Test background info
Quality of Life
Global Quality of Life Scale Global Quality of Life Scale background info
Racism
Overview of 34 measures to assess racism
Relationships
Friendship and Relationship Quotient Questionnaire Friendship and Relationship Quotient Questionnaire background info 
Religious Commitment
Religious Commitment Inventory  Religious Commitment Inventory background info
Repetitive Thinking
Repetitive Thinking Questionnaire Repetitive Thinking Questionnaire background info
Rorschach Inkblot Test
The lab has an original copy of the Rorschach Inkblot test and interpretation manual. Contact the technicians for more info. 
Satisfaction with Life
Satisfaction with Life Scale (see Table 1 for questionnaire items) Satisfaction with Life Scale background info 
Self-Consciousness
Self Consciousness Scale Revised  Self Consciousness Scale background info
Self-Criticism
Attitudes to Self Questionnaire Attitudes to Self Questionnaire background info
Self-Esteem
Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale background info
Self-Esteem
Collective Self-Esteem Scale Collective Self-Esteem Scale background info
Self-Portrayal
Negative Self-Portrayal Scale Negative Self-Portrayal scale background info
Separation Anxiety
Adult Separation Anxiety Tool Adult Separation Anxiety Tool background info
Sexual Attitudes
Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale background info
Sexual Desire
Sexual Desire Inventory Sexual Desire Inventory background info
Sexual Likes and Dislikes
Sexual Self-Disclosure Questionnaire  Sexual Self-Disclosure Questionnaire background info
Shyness
Shyness Scale  Shyness Scale background info
Sleep-related worry
Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire background info
Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults  Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults background info
Social Phobia
Social Phobia Inventory Social Phobia Inventory background info
Social Phobia and Anxiety
Printed copies of MHS Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory and the manual are available from the Psychology Lab. Contact the technicians for more info. 
Social Support
Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (see Table 1 on page 35 for questionnaire items) Perceived social support scale background info
Social Support
Social Support Inventory (see table 9 on page 408 for questionnaire items.) Social Support Inventory background info
Spiritual Connections
Spiritual Connection Questionnaire Spiritual Connection Questionnaire background info
Sport
Sport Emotion Questionnaire Sport Emotion Questionnaire background info
Stress
Perceived Stress Scale Perceived Stress Scale background info
Stress and PTSD
Impact of Events Scale  Impact of events Scale background info
Systematising
Systematising Quotient (scroll down on the linked webpage to find this scale) Systematising Quotient background info
Teasing
Perception of Teasing Scale (see appendix for scale items) Perception of Teasing Scale background info
Temptations to Drink
Temptations to Drink Instrument Temptations to Drink Instrument background info
Violence

 

Attitudes Towards Dating Violence Questionnaire Attitudes Towards Dating Violence background info
Worry
Penn State Worry Questionnaire Penn State Worry Questionnaire background info
Other databases of measures:

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the list above, these websites also contain a wealth of free, validated measures:

Looking to do a perception or cognition experiment? The lab can offer software PsyCog, which contains a number of freely available, ready built psychology experiments and demonstrations including:

  • Vision: visual angle, colour perception, brightness and contrast, motion, depth, size, fading;
  • Hearing: pitch, localisation;
  • Language: categorical perception, Stroop effect (we also have a version of the Stroop task which you customise to the needs of your study)
  • Attention: visual search, change blindness, interference
  • Learning and memory: iconic memory, scanning of short term memory, implicit learning, eye-witness testimony
  • Cognition: mental rotation

Got something more specific in mind? You can built an entire experiment from scratch with our SuperLab software and we’d be more than happy to help. Get in touch to find out more.

If you find any of the measures on these or other sites useful please let a psychology technician know, so they can add them to the list.