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responsibility

Four, seven-point questions are used to measure how much a particular activity or other stimulus motivated a person to have feelings associated with parenting such as nurturing and devotion.

The scale uses three, seven-point questions to measure how much a particular activity or other stimulus motivated a person to think about the responsibilities involved with taking care of a child.

The scale has five, nine-point items that measure how much a parental role (mothers or fathers) generally has the primary responsibility for taking care of a child’s needs in the future.  The relative role responsibilities of mothers and fathers is not measured in the scale per se.  A proper comparison can be made if the scale is filled out once for mothers and then for fathers followed by an appropriate statistical test of the two scores.

In general, how much a parental role (mothers or fathers) has the primary responsibility for taking care of a child’s immediate needs is measured with five, nine-point items.  The relative role responsibilities of mothers and fathers is not measured in the scale per se.  A proper comparison can be made if the scale is filled out once for mothers and then for fathers followed by an appropriate statistical test of the two scores.

The belief that a particular health condition is a person’s responsibility to control is measured with four, seven-point Likert-type items. 

Three, ten-point Likert-type items are used to measure how much a person who has observed a problem situation believes a particular person is responsible for it.  The respondent is the observer of the problem and is not otherwise involved in the problem that occurred.

With three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the extent to which a person actively participated in a particular decision-making process with another person and, afterward, felt accountable for the decision that was made.

The four, seven-point items in the scale measure how much a person anticipates before making a product choice that he/she will feel personally responsible and unhappy if a poor option is selected.  More specifically, the items are phrased such that the focus is on making the choice based on how the options vary on one critical product attribute. 

Three, seven-point semantic differentials are used to measure how much a person believes a particular party is at fault for an offense that occurred.

With seven, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the degree of care a person devotes to managing his/her money and long-term financial goals.