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task

A person's preparation for and eagerness to begin a certain task is measured in this scale with three, nine-point Likert-type items.

The problem a consumer has distinguishing between brands in a product category and choosing one of them is measured in this scale using three, seven-point Likert-type items.

The complexity of a certain task is measured in this scale with three, seven-point bi-polar adjectives.  The task that was evaluated in the study by Sprott, Czellar, and Spangenberg (2009) was a survey (how complicated it was to answer).

Three items are used in this scale to measure how well a person judges his/her performance to have been of a recently completed task.

The extent to which a person expresses the ability to regulate his/her engagement in an activity is measured using four, seven-point items.

The basis on which a person thinks a decision was made is measured in this five-item, seven-point scale. Essentially, the scale attempts to measure the relative roles played by affect and cognition in a particular decision a person has made.

This four-item, seven-point, Likert-type scale is used to measure the degree of care used by a respondent when completing a questionnaire so as to provide answers that accurately reflect his/her feelings and opinions.

The five-item, seven-point scale assesses a research subject's interest in and concern about the task he/she performed as part of a study.

The four-item, seven-point ratings scale is used to measure the degree of involvement a person reports having with a particular decision-making activity.

Four, seven-point semantic differentials are used to measure the level of involvement a subject reports with regard to an experimental exercise that he/she has just engaged in. The exercise studied by Swinyard (1993) was a retail shopping experience.