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									Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 02-21-2018
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 a computerized version of the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS) as described in:

Simons, J.S. & Gaher, R.M. (2005). The Distress Tolerance Scale: Development
and Validation of a Self-Report Measure. Motivation and Emotion, 29, 83-102.


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OVERVIEW
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15 5-point Likert Scale, self-report


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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: 'dts_survey.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 (strongly agree) - 5 (strongly disagree)
									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: 'distresstolerancescale_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)

High scores represent high distress tolerance (Range: 1-5)
DTS_G: 'the higher-order scale formed from the means of the first-order subscales' (see Simons & Gaher, 2005, table IV, p.94)
		= mean of (expressions.Tolerance, expressions.Absorption, expressions.Appraisal, expressions.Regulation)

Subscale Scores: Subscale scores are the mean of the items (see Simons & Gaher, 2005, p.100)
Tolerance: mean of sum(q1, q3, q5)
Absorption: mean of sum(q2, q4, q15)
Appraisal = mean of sum(q6R, q7, q9, q10, q11, q12) R=reversed scored
Regulation = mean of sum(q13, q14, q8)

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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as provided by Simons & Gaher (2005), see Editable Parameters

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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 instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage