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					1 Tests and Measures Scale Development Exercise Spring 1999 Background Information: What is your age? ________years Sex (check one): [ ] M [ ]F

For each question, please circle the number that indicates your attitude using the following scale: 1=Strongly Disagree 2=Disagree 3=Neutral 4=Agree 5=Strongly Agree.
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1. I am an adventurous person. 2. I would like to try bungee jumping. 3. I would like to jump off a cliff into the ocean. 4. I would like to drive a motorcycle down a mountain at high speed. 5. I would like to try hang-gliding 6. I would like to cave dive. 7. I would like to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 8. I would like to go white water rafting. 9. I like to ride roller coasters. 10. I would like to fly a jet.

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For each pair, circle the letter of the activity you would prefer most. That is, given a choice, which of each pair would your rather do? a) take a walk on a nice day a) climb a mountain b) watch a scary movie b) read a good book a) learn to repair a door b) go to a stock car race a) interview a celebrity b) ride in a sailboat that goes over ice instead of water a) hike in a redwood forest b) climb a steep cliff a) attend a concert b) go white water rafting a) gossip with friends b) ride a roller coaster a) visit an art gallery b) race a motorcycle a) plant flowers in a garden b) go rock climbing a) explore a cave b) visit a museum

For each scenario, circle the letter of the statement that is what you would be most likely to do. 1. You have been hired to be a Resident Assistant, that is, a floor supervisor in a dormitory. The dorm has a set of unpopular rules that you have to enforce. At your first meeting with the students in the dorm, do you a) tell them to read and follow the rules listed in a handout b) go over the rules one-by-one 2. Your best friend tells you that someone you know said some unkind and untrue things about you to them. Do you a) confront the person and demand an apology b) avoid seeing and speaking to the person 3. Suppose you notice a very attractive stranger at a party. Do you a) go introduce yourself b) wait and watch 4. You have agreed to go on a date with someone you find attractive. Your friends have warned you that this person is known to be a heartbreaker. Do you a) treat this person like you would any other attractive date b) keep your feelings in reserve as a precaution

3 5. You are serious about getting married. Your partner hands you a prenuptial agreement to sign. Do you a) have a lawyer look it over before deciding what to do b) tear up the agreement and see what happens 6. You have fallen in love with someone that your friends dislike. You have been invited to a party by these same friends. Do you a) go to the party with your partner b) skip the party 7. You are sitting in a classroom during a point in lecture that nobody understands. Do you a) ask a question or make a comment b) wait for somebody else to speak 8. You hear a teen-aged boy say something quite rude to a woman sitting behind you on a bus. Do you a) tell the boy that he was rude b) keep your irritation to yourself 9. As part of freshman orientation, students who have just met are playing an ice-breaker game in which each person volunteers something stupid that they once did. You are a) one of the first to volunteer b) one of the last to volunteer 10. You want to contact on old flame you've lost contact with. The only person you know who might know how to get in touch is an old rival. Do you a) call the rival first b) call the rival after all else fails

Please circle the number that best indicates your attitude, feeling or belief. 1. I can tell a person I just met that I find them very attractive. 2. I would accept a date from an attractive person I met one hour ago at a local night club. 3. I am willing to ask questions in class even though I might look stupid. 4. I am likely to start up a conversation with a very attractive stranger.

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5. If I were truly in love, I would marry someone I had only known for a few weeks. 6. I would invite someone to my home if we met at a singles bar and hit it off. 7. I would openly disagree with a teacher or boss if they said something I thought was wrong. 8. I would ask an attractive stranger something personal on a dare. 9. If someone I don't know is talking during a movie, I tell him or her to be quiet. 10. I will introduce myself to a group of people I don't know at a party.

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Please circle the response that is true for you for the last year and for your entire life. Experience or activity Received a speeding ticket or other citation for a moving vehicle violation Invested in the stock market Asked someone you just met to go out with you on a date Gambled at a legal gambling casino Bet money on a sporting event Gone snow skiing or snow boarding Gone on a blind date Scuba dived Had sex without using a condom Have you done this in the past year? Yes No Have you ever done this during your life? Yes No

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