___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *REGULATORY FOCUS QUESTIONNAIRE (RFQ) - Regulatory Focus Pride Measure* ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 01-10-2013 last updated: 02-28-2022 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 02-28-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This Inquisit script implements the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ) developed by Higgins, E. T., Friedman, R. S., Harlow, R. E., Idson, L. C., Ayduk, O. N., Taylor, A. (2001). Achievement orientations from subjective histories of success: Promotion pride versus prevention pride. European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 3-23. Higgins Lab: http://higginsweb.psych.columbia.edu/research/ From the webpage: "Regulatory focus theory posits two separate and independent self-regulatory orientations, both fundamentally related to value motivation (i.e., achieving desired end-states): Prevention [...], Promotion [...]. Regulatory focus is a state that can differ across individuals (chronic regulatory focus) and situations (momentary regulatory focus). The regulatory focus strength measure and regulatory focus questionnaire measure chronic regulatory focus. Momentary regulatory focus can be primed or induced using the regulatory focus induction." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The RFQ measures the subjective histories of promotion success (success of obtaining 'gains') and prevention success (success of averting 'losses') by assessing the responses to 11 5-point likert questions. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 1.5 minutes to complete __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DATA FILE INFORMATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The default data stored in the data files are: (1) Raw data file: 'rdq.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); reversed scored items (R) are automatically reversed scored 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: 'rdq_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant) inquisit.version: Inquisit version run computer.platform: the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android) startdate: date script was run starttime: time script was started subjectid: assigned subject id number groupid: assigned group id number sessionid: assigned session id number elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run) Summarydata for each participant: file saves the scores for the Promotion and Prevention subscale ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDITABLE CODE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.