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Krista Holt
Senior Director, Research & Design, Vital Findings

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How much a person feels at the current time he/she could easily get mad and not be able to control it is measured with three, seven-point items. The wording of the items is meant to focus participants’ responses on their current states rather than their longer-term trait-like tendencies. 

This three-item, seven-point scale measures a person’s inclination at the current time to react toward others in a physically violent manner if threatened.  The wording of the items is meant to focus participants’ responses on their current states rather than their longer-term trait-like tendencies. 

Using five semantic differentials, the scale measures the degree of aggravation and damage a customer intends to cause for a company.  The scale stem implies that the person is taking punitive action because of something the company has done.

Six, seven-point Likert-type items measure a person’s resistance to norms and influence from others.

The degree of conflict a person believes there was between him/herself and his/her partner in a romantic relationship within a specified period of time is measured with five items.

How positively or negatively a person feels about an object is measured with ten, five-point items.  Unlike many, if not most, measures of affect, the items in this scale are full sentences rather than semantic differentials.  The sentences are easily modified for a variety of objects.

Five, seven-point Likert-type items are used to measure the degree to which a person expresses the desire to engage in behaviors that would damage a brand as well as stores and employees that sell the product.

The four statements composing the scale measure the degree to which a customer expresses irritation with employees of a retail establishment for something they have done.  A specific, offending behavior is only referred to in one item and has to do with the belief that the employees were trying to close the facility too early.

Using four, uni-polar items, the scale measures the extent to which a person experienced feelings of resentment and outrage during a particular event.

A person's level of annoyance and possibly anger with another person or action is measured with three, nine-point semantic-differentials.