Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Research Instruments

The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education freely distributes a range of psychological instruments to measure positive psychology constructs. IPPE instruments have been favourably evaluated as some of the strongest instruments available in the world and are widely used. The instruments referred to in the table below are now available. Each Package contains:

  • The Instrument
  • The Outline of this instrument (including correct referencing)
  • Factor/scales
  • Item variables and scoring
  • Resources and key references.
Instrument Age Suitability No. of Factors No. of Items Factors
ASDQI
Academic Self Description Questionnaire I 
Pre-adolescents 14 86 Computer Studies • Spelling • Reading • Handwriting • Mathematics • Social Studies • Science • Art • Music • Religious Studies • Health • Physical Studies • Physical Education • Self Esteem • School Subjects
ASDQII
Academic Self Description Questionnaire II 
Adolescents 17 136 Computer Studies • English Language • History • Mathematics • English Literature • Science • Commerce • Geography • Foreign Languages • Physical Education • Art • Music • Industrial Art • Religious Studies • Health • Physical • School Subjects
EASDQ
Elite Athlete Self Description Questionnaire 
All ages 6 29 Skill • Body • Aerobic • Anaerobic • Mental • Overall Performance
MEAQ-30
30-Item Multidimensional Experiential Avoidance Questionnaire
Adults 6 30 Behavioural Avoidance • Distress Aversion • Procrastination • Distraction and Suppression • Repression/Denial • Distress Endurance
NAS-7

7-Item Nonattachment Scale

Adolescents and Adults 1 7 Nonattachment
PSDQ
Physical Self Description Questionnaire 
All ages 11 70 Strength • Body Fat • Physical Activity • Endurance/Fitness • Sport Competence • Coordination • Health • Appearance • Flexibility • General Physical Self-Concept • Self-Esteem
SAS
Sydney Attribution Scale
Adolescents 12  72 Reading Success Ability • Reading Success Effort • Reading Success External • Reading Failure Ability • Reading Failure Effort • Reading Failure External • Maths Success Ability • Maths Success Effort • Maths Success External
SDQI
Self Description Questionnaire I
Pre-adolescents 8 76 Physical Abilities • Physical Appearance • Reading • Mathematics • Peer Relations • Parent Relations • General-Self • General-School
SDQI
Self Description Questionnaire I
German Version 
Pre-adolescents 8 76 Physical Abilities • Physical Appearance • Reading • Mathematics • Peer Relations • Parent Relations • General-Self • General-School
SDQII
Self Description Questionnaire II 
Adolescents to Adults 11 102 Mathematics • Physical Appearance • General • Honesty/Trustworthiness • Physical Abilities • Verbal • Emotional Stability • Parent Relationships • School • Same-Sex Relationships • Opposite-Sex Relationships
SDQIII
Self Description Questionnaire III
Late Adolescents to Adults 13 136 Mathematics • Physical Appearance • General Esteem • Honesty/Trustworthiness • Physical Abilities • Verbal • Emotional Stability • Parent Relationships • Academic (General) • Same-Sex Relationships • Opposite-Sex Relationships • Spiritual Values/Religion • Problem-Solving
BNSSS
Basic Needs Satisfaction in Sport Scale
Adolescents
BRSQ
Behavioural Regulation in Sport Scale
Adolescents

There are no fees for these packages but we ask that:

Please note that:

  • IPPE does not provide any statistical services or support of any kind.

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