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									Decisional Forgiveness Scale (DFS)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-09-2016
last updated:  11-08-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-08-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Decisional Forgiveness Scale (DFS) as described in:

Worthington et al (2012):“Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness: Conceptualization and Development of Self- Report Measures.” 
(unpublished manusscript)

This instrument can be found on page 39 of “Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness: Conceptualization and Development of Self- Report Measures.” 
Available online at: http://www.evworthington-forgiveness.com/assessment-scales/

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OVERVIEW
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8 5-point Likert Scale.
2 Subscales:
1. Inhibition of Harmful Intentions
2. Prosocial Intentions

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'dfs.iqdat'

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  	with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
									Scale: 1 (stronglye disagree) - 5 (strongly agree)
									R = automatically reversed scored questions
									
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: 'dfs_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:				0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)


IHI:						Inhibition of Harmful Intention Subscale score (items reversed scored where appropriate) (Range:4-20)
PSI:						Prosocial Intention Subscale score (items reversed scored where appropriate) (Range: 4-20 )
total:					total score (range: 8-40)


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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP
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8 5-point Likert Scale.
2 Subscales:
1. Inhibition of Harmful Intentions (questions: 1*, 4*, 6*, 8); the lower the score, the fewer harmful intentions are inhibited
2. Prosocial Intentions (questions: 2*, 3, 5, 7*); the lower the score, the fewer intentions are prosocial

* reversed scored questions

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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see section Editable Parameters (instructions are original to Worthington et al, 2012)

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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 default instructions used

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