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ATQ (Effort Control Scale)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 08-14-2017 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 08-14-2017 Millisecond Software
- distributed questions across 5 surveypages
- corrected punctuation
This script implements a computerized version of the ATQ (Effort Control Scale).
Evans, D.E., & Rothbart, M.K. (2007). Development of a model for adult temperament. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 868-888.
19 8-point Likert Scale questions
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'ATQ.iqdat'
date, time, group, subject: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
Note: ATQ2,5,8,29,40,50,53,60,63,72 => reversed scored questions
Note: in this script, "NA" responses are coded with 0 (so that NA-answers do not affect ACV, ATT, INH scores)
q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'ATQ_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/acv = mean (ATQ2r, ATQ8r, ATQ15, ATQ27, ATQ47, ATQ55, ATQ72r).
/count_ACV: number of responses other than "NA" responses of ACV items
/att = mean (ATQ5r, ATQ29r, ATQ35, ATQ40r, ATQ50r).
/count_ATT: number of responses other than "NA" responses of ATT items
/inh = mean (ATQ11, ATQ26, ATQ43, ATQ53r, ATQ60r, ATQ63r, ATQ76).
/count_INH: number of responses other than "NA" responses of INH items
COMPUTE EFFORTFULCONTROL = mean (ATQ2r, ATQ8r, ATQ15, ATQ27, ATQ47, ATQ55, ATQ72r,
ATQ5r, ATQ29r, ATQ35, ATQ40r, ATQ50r,
ATQ11, ATQ26, ATQ43, ATQ53r, ATQ60r, ATQ63r, ATQ76).
/count_all: number of responses other than "NA" responses
19 8-point Likert Scale
1 'Extremely Untrue' 2 'Quite Untrue' 3 'Slightly Untrue' 4 'Neither True nor False' 5 'Slightly True' 6 'Quite True' 7 'Extremely True' 0 'Not Applicable'.
10 questions are reversed scored with:
7 'Extremely Untrue' 6 'Quite Untrue' 5 'Slightly Untrue' 4 'Neither True nor False' 3 'Slightly True' 2 'Quite True' 1 'Extremely True' 0 'Not Applicable'.
1. Reversed Scoring: ATQ2R,5R,8R,29R,40R,50R,53R,60R,63R,72R
2. Script counts how many ACV/ATT/INH items are responses other than "NA"
3. Script sums up all ACV/ATT/IHN items and divides them by their respective non-"NA" number of responses
Note: in this script, NA responses are coded with 0 (so that NA-answers do not affect ACV, ATT, INH scores)
can be changed under section Editable Parameters
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.
The parameters you can change are:
/pageinstructions: the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage