Tools & Instruments

Index to Tools, Instruments & Questionnaires
for research & evaluation of intervention programs

James Neill
Last updated:
21 Mar 2011

 

Types of Instruments

Example Measures & Constructs

Causal (process) variables

social support, group dynamics, activities

Community, group, school & workplace

community engagement, group cohesion, school climate, workplace effectiveness

Environmental attitudes & knowledge

local environmental knowledge, environmental awareness

Personal & social development

coping, life effectiveness, communication skills

Personality & psychological profiling

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 360 degree feedback, Personality profiles

Physical health & development

physical self-concept, physical activity, health and wellbeing

Program quality surveys

satisfaction with quality of program

Psychological & behavioral health

mental health, resilience, psychological well-being and distress

Self-constructs

self-esteem, self-confidence, self-efficacy, self-concept

Youth-at-risk outcomes

personal, social, behavior

Other instruments of note

general, environmental, outdoor, personality

List of Instruments

Causal (Process) Variable Measures

Community, Group, School & Workplace Measures

Environmental Attitudes, Knowledge & Behavior Measures

Outdoor Education Measures

Personal & Social Development Measures

Personality, Psychological & Team/Workplace Profiling

Physical Health & Development Measures

Program Quality Surveys

Psychological & Behavioral Health Measures

Self-constructs

Youth-at-Risk Outcomes

Other Instruments of Note

General

  • Adaptive Behavior Scales for the Disabled (ABSD; Brannan, Arick & Fullerton, 1996)
  • Bender-Gestalt Test
  • Community Involvement Scale (Staunton, 2001)
  • Fear Survey Schedule for Children - Revised (King & Ollendick, 1990)
  • H-R Stress Test
  • Hudson Generalized Contentment Scale
  • Orientation to Life Questionnaire (Sense of Coherence; Antonovsky, 1987)
  • Platt Affective Behavior Scales (PABS)
  • RAY Questionnaire (Dominance)
  • School Motivation Analysis Test (Krug, Cattell, & Sweney,1976)
  • Slosson Drawing Coordination Test
  • Social Skills Checklist (Gass, c. 1997)
  • The University Students' Motivation & Satisfaction Questionnaire (Neill, 2004)
  • The Workplace Climate Inventory
  • Quick Fun Questionnaire 2 (Richards, 1986)
  • Wide Range Achievement Test

Bottom-line Measures

  • Academic grades
  • Behavioral assessment by others
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Recidivism
  • School Attendence

Coping, Cognitive Appraisal & Stress

  • Coping Strategies Self Assessment (CSSA)
  • Stress-Arousal Checklist (SACL)

Environmental Attitude, Knowledge & Behavior Measures

  • Awareness of Consequences Scales (AC)
  • Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS) (Mayer & Frantz, 2004)
  • Environmental behavioral index
  • Environmental Concern Scales (EC)
  • Forest Values Scales (FV)
  • Milward-Ginter Outdoor Attitude Inventory (MGOAI)
  • Environmental Paradigm Scales (NEP)
  • ROPER Organisation Scales

Outdoor Education Measures

  • Outdoor Education Practicum Questionnaire (Quinn, c. 1995)
  • Outdoor Skills Inventory (OSI; Brannan, Arick, & Fullerton, 1996)
  • Outward Bound Questionnaire (Plakun et al 1981)
  • Survey of Outdoor Based Experiential Education
  • Wilderness Adventure Check-in Survey (WACS; Crisp, 2001)

Personality, Psychological & Team/Workplace Profiling

  • 16 Personality Factors
  • Australian Sex-Role Inventory (ASRS; Antill, et al, 1981)
  • Belbin Team Role Questionnaire (Belbin, 1991)
  • Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI;
  • California Psychological Inventory (1987)
  • Children's Sex-Role Inventory (Boldizar, 1991)
  • Draw-a-Person Test
  • Jesness Inventory (Jesness, 1967)
  • Management Sociometry Exercise (Richards, 1990)
  • Maudsley Personality Inventory (MPI)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Personal Style Inventory Questionnaire (Jewler & Gardner, 1993)
  • Projective Drawings
  • Rorschach Inkblot
  • Sentence Completion Test
  • Teachers Leadership Style Questionnaire (adapted from Myers, 1970)
  • Thematic Apperception Test
  • Work Aspect Preference Scale (Pryor, 1981)

Self-constructs

  • Adult Nowicki-Strickland Scale (Self-esteem; ANS-IE)
  • Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1984)
  • Hudson Index of Self-Esteem
  • Martinek-Zaichkowsky Self-Concept Scale for Children (MZSCs)
  • Physical Self-Efficacy Scale (Ryckman, et al, 1982)
  • Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale (Piers, 1969, 1984; Piers & Harris, 1964)
  • Semantic Differential (Self-concept; Osgood, 1957)
  • Self-Control Schedule (Learned Resourcefulness; Rosenbaum, 1980)
  • Self Description Inventory