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REGULATORY MODE QUESTIONNAIRE
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 04-18-2018 by K.Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 04-18-2018 Millisecond Software
This script implements the <> as described in:
This Inquisit script implements the Regulatory Mode Questionnaire (RMQ) developed by
Kruglanski, A. W., Thompson, E. P., Higgins, E. T., Atash, M. N., Pierro, A., Shah, J. Y., Spiegel, S. (2000).
To "do the right thing" or to "just do it": Locomotion and assessment as distinct self-regulatory imperatives.
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 79, 793-815.
(more info on Higgins Lab: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/higgins/measures.html#)
The RMQ assesses 2 functional dimensions of self-regulation referred to as
Assessment and Locomotion by subjective responses to 24 questions (12 per subscale). The questionaire also includes
A Lie subscale (+6 questions).
Assessment: aspect of self-regulation that governs a person's eagerness to spend resources on evaluation
of situations (pros and cons) to work out/find the best possible solution. (-> "do the right thing")
Locomotion: aspect of self-regulation that governs a person's eagerness to spend resources to
achieve movement/actions to attain goals without delays (-> "just do it and move on", the 'doers' and 'go getters')
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'RMQ.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)
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: 'RegulatoryModeQuestionnaire_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each 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)
/LOCOMOTION_Score: averaged score (range: 1-6) on the locomotion subscale: q1 q3, q4, q5, q8, q13R, q16, q21, q24R q25, q28, q29
=> the higher the score, the higher motivation to spend resources to achieve movement/actions to attain goals without delays
/ASSESSMENT_Score: averaged score (range: 1-6) on the assessment subscale: q2R, q6, q7, q9, q10R, q11, q15, q19, q20, q22, q27R, q30
=> the higher the score, the higher motivation to spend resources on evaluation of situations (pros and cons) to work out/find the best possible solution.
/LIE_Score: averaged score (range: 1-6) on the lie subscale: q12, q14, q17, q18, q23, q26
=> the higher the score, the higher movitation to select favorable response options
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.