Below are a number of instruments that assess various characteristics of people.

Please respond to each question or statement as accurately and honestly as possible.

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LOC

For each pair of statements, choose the response that best fits your view on the issue.

1. a. Children get into trouble because their parents punish them too much.
b
. The trouble with most children nowadays is that their parents are too easy with them.
2. a. Many of the unhappy things in people's lives are partly due to bad luck.
b.
People's misfortunes result from the mistakes they make.
3. a. One of the major reasons why we have wars is because people don't take enough interest in politics.
b.
There will always be wars, no matter how hard people try to prevent them.
4. a. In the long run people get the respect they deserve in this world.
b.
Unfortunately, an individual's worth often passes unrecognized no matter how hard he tries.
5. a. The idea that teachers are unfair to students is nonsense.
b.
Most students don't realize the extent to which their grades are influenced by accidental happenings.
6. a. Without the right breaks, one cannot be an effective leader.
b.
Capable people who fail to become leaders have not taken advantage of their opportunities.
7. a. No matter how hard you try, some people just don't like you.
b.
People who can't get others to like them don't understand how to get along with others.
8. a. Heredity plays the major role in determining one's personality.
b.
It is one's experiences in life which determine what they're like.
9. a. I have often found that what is going to happen will happen.
b.
Trusting fate has never turned out as well for me as making a decision to take a definite course of action.
10. a. In the case of the well prepared student there is rarely, if ever, such a thing as an unfair test.
b.
Many times, exam questions tend to be so unrelated to course work that studying in really useless.
11. a. Becoming a success is a matter of hard work, luck has little or nothing to do with it.
b.
Getting a good job depends mainly on being in the right place at the right time.
12. a. The average citizen can have an influence in government decisions.
b.
This world is run by the few people in power, and there is not much the little guy can do about it.
13. a. When I make plans, I am almost certain that I can make them work.
b.
It is not always wise to plan too far ahead because many things turn out to be a matter of good or bad fortune anyhow.
14. a. There are certain people who are just no good.
b.
There is some good in everybody.
15. a. In my case getting what I want has little or nothing to do with luck.
b.
Many times we might just as well decide what to do by flipping a coin.
16. a. Who gets to be the boss often depends on who was lucky enough to be in the right place first.
b.
Getting people to do the right thing depends upon ability - luck has little or nothing to do with it.
17. a. As far as world affairs are concerned, most of us are the victims of forces we can neither understand, nor control.
b.
By taking an active part in political and social affairs the people can control world events.
18. a. Most people don't realize the extent to which their lives are controlled by accidental happenings.
b.
There really is no such thing as "luck."
19. a. One should always be willing to admit mistakes.
b.
It is usually best to cover up one's mistakes.
20. a. It is hard to know whether or not a person really likes you.
b.
How many friends you have depends upon how nice a person you are.
21. a. In the long run the bad things that happen to us are balanced by the good ones.
b.
Most misfortunes are the result of lack of ability, ignorance, laziness, or all three.
22. a. With enough effort we can wipe out political corruption.
b.
It is difficult for people to have much control over the things politicians do in office.
23. a. Sometimes I can't understand how teachers arrive at the grades they give.
b.
There is a direct connection between how hard I study and the grades I get.
24. a. A good leader expects people to decide for themselves what they should do.
b.
A good leader makes it clear to everybody what their jobs are.
25. a. Many times I feel that I have little influence over the things that happen to me.
b.
It is impossible for me to believe that chance or luck plays an important role in my life.
26. a. People are lonely because they don't try to be friendly.
b.
There's not much use in trying too hard to please people, if they like you, they like you.
27. a. There is too much emphasis on athletics in high school.
b.
Team sports are an excellent way to build character.
28. a. What happens to me is my own doing.
b.
Sometimes I feel that I don't have enough control over the direction my life is taking.
29. a. Most of the time I can't understand why politicians behave the way they do.
b.
In the long run the people are responsible for bad government on a national as well as on a local level.
IEMOT The following questions concern various reasons or motivations people might have to for trying to respond in nonprejudiced ways toward hispanic people. Some of the reasons reflect internal-personal motivations whereas others reflect more external-social motivations. Of course, people may be motiviated for both internal and external reasons; we want to emphasize that neither type of motivation is by definition better than the other. In addition, we want to be clear that we are not evaluating you or your individual responses. All your responses will be completely confidential. We are simply trying to get an idea of the types of motivations that students in general have to responding in nonprejudiced ways. If we are to learn anything useful, it is important that you respond to each of the questions openly and honestly.
1. Because of today's politically correct (PC) standards I try to appear nonprejudiced toward hispanic people.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
2. I try to hide any negative thoughts about hispanic people in order to avoid negative reactions from others.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
3. If I acted prejudiced toward hispanic people, I would be concerned that others would be angry with me.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
4. I attempt to appear nonprejudiced toward hispanic people in order to avoid disapproval from others.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
5. I try to act nonprejudiced toward hispanic people because of presssure from others.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
6. I attempt to act in nonprejudiced ways toward hispanic people because it is personally important to me.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
7. According to my personal values, using stereotypes about hispanic people is OK.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
8. I am personally motivated by my beliefs to be nonprejudiced toward hispanic people.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
9. Because of my personal values, I believe that using stereotypes about hispanic people is wrong.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
10. Being nonprejudiced toward hispanic people is important to my self-concept.
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Somewhat disagree
Slightly disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Slightly agree
Somewhat agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
DUREL

For each question, choose the response that best fits your experience.

1. How often do you attend church or other religious meetings?

Never

Once a year or less

A few times a year

A few times a month

Once a week

More than once/week

2. How often do you spend time in private religious activities, such as prayer, meditation or Bible study?

Rarely or never

A few times a month

Once a week

Two or more times/week

Daily

More than once a day

The following section contains 3 statements about religious belief or experience. Please mark the extent to which each statement is true or not true for you.
3. In my life, I experience the presence of the Divine (i.e., God)

Definitely not true

Tends not to be true

Unsure

Tends to be true

Definitely true of me

4. My religious beliefs are what really lie behind my whole approach to life

Definitely not true

Tends not to be true

Unsure

Tends to be true

Definitely true of me

5. I try hard to carry my religion over into all other dealings in life

Definitely not true

Tends not to be true

Unsure

Tends to be true

Definitely true of me

C/L

We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. Here is a 7-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely liberal to extremely conservative.

Where would you place youserself on this scale, or haven't you thought much about this?

 
Extremely liberal
Liberal
Slightly liberal
Moderate: Middle of the road
Slightly conservative
Conservative
Extremely conservative
RWA

For the following statements, you will probably find that you agree with some, and disagree with others, to varying extents.

Important: You may find that you sometimes have different reactions to different parts of a statement. For example, you might very strongly disagree with one idea in a statement, but slightly agree with another idea in the same item. When this happens, please combine your reactions, and select the option that describes how you feel on balance.

1. The established authorities generally turn out to be right about things, while the radicals and protestors are usually just “loud mouths” showing off their ignorance.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
2. Women should have to promise to obey their husbands when they get married.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
3. Our country desperately needs a mighty leader who will do what has to be done to destroy the radical new ways and sinfulness that are ruining us.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
4. Gays and lesbians are just as healthy and moral as anybody else.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
5. It is always better to trust the judgment of the proper authorities in government and religion than to listen to the noisy rabble-rousers in our society who are trying to create doubt in people’s minds.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
6. Atheists and others who have rebelled against the established religions are no doubt every bit as good and virtuous as those who attend church regularly.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
7. The only way our country can get through the crisis ahead is to get back to our traditional values, put some tough leaders in power, and silence the troublemakers spreading bad ideas.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
8. There is absolutely nothing wrong with nudist camps.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
9. Our country needs free thinkers who have the courage to defy traditional ways, even if this upsets many people.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
10. Our country will be destroyed someday if we do not smash the perversions eating away at our moral fiber and traditional beliefs.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
11. Everyone should have their own lifestyle, religious beliefs, and sexual preferences, even if it makes them different from everyone else.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
12. The “old-fashioned ways” and the “old-fashioned values” still show the best way to live.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
13. You have to admire those who challenged the law and the majority’s view by protesting for women’s abortion rights, for animal rights, or to abolish school prayer.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
14. What our country really needs is a strong, determined leader who will crush evil, and take us back to our true path.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
15. Some of the best people in our country are those who are challenging our government, criticizing religion, and ignoring the “normal way things are supposed to be done.”
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
16. God’s laws about abortion, pornography and marriage must be strictly followed before it is too late, and those who break them must be strongly punished.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
17. There are many radical, immoral people in our country today, who are trying to ruin it for their own godless purposes, whom the authorities should put out of action.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
18. A “woman’s place” should be wherever she wants to be. The days when women are submissive to their husbands and social conventions belong strictly in the past.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
19. Our country will be great if we honor the ways of our forefathers, do what the authorities tell us to do, and get rid of the “rotten apples” who are ruining everything.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
20. There is no “ONE right way” to live life; everybody has to create their own way.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
21. Homosexuals and feminists should be praised for being brave enough to defy “traditional family values."
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
22. This country would work a lot better if certain groups of troublemakers would just shut up and accept their group’s traditional place in society.
Very strongly disagree
Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Exactly and precisely neutral
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Strongly agree
Very strongly agree
BFI

For each of the following items, evaluate how strongly you agree or disagree with the statement:

I see myself as someone who . . .

1. . . . is talkative.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

2. . . . tends to find fault with others.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

3. . . . does a thorough job.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

4. . . . . is depressed, blue.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

5. . . . is original, comes up with new ideas.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

6. . . . is reserved.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

7. . . . Is helpful and unselfish with others.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

8. . . . can be somewhat careless.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

9. . . . is relaxed, handles stress well.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

10. . . . Is curious about many different things.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

11. . . . Is full of energy.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

12. . . . starts quarrels with others.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

13. . . . is a reliable worker.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

14. . . . can be tense.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

15. . . . is ingenious, a deep thinker.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

16. . . . generates a lot of enthusiasm.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

17. . . . has a forgiving nature.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

18. . . . . tends to be disorganized.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

19. . . . worries a lot.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

20. . . . has an active imagination.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

21. . . . tends to be quiet.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

22. . . . is generally trusting.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

23. . . . tends to be lazy.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

24. . . . is emotionally stable, not easily upset.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

25. . . . is inventive.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

26. . . . has an assertive personality.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

27. . . . can be cold and aloof.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

28. . . . perseveres until the task is finished.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

29. . . . can be moody.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

30. . . . values artistic, aesthetic experiences.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

31. . . . is sometimes shy, inhibited.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

32. . . . Is considerate and kind to almost everyone.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

33. . . . does things efficiently.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

34. . . . remains calm in tense situations.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

35. . . . prefers work that is routine.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

36. . . . is outgoing, sociable.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

37. . . . is sometimes rude to others.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

38. . . . makes plans and follows through with them.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

39. . . . gets nervous easily.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

40. . . . likes to reflect, play with ideas.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

41. . . . has few artistic interests.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

42. . . . likes to cooperate with others.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

I see myself as someone who . . .

43. . . . is easily distracted.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

44. . . . is sophisticated in art, music, or literature.

Disagree strongly

Disagree a little

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree a little

Agree strongly

MTCP

For each of the following items, evaluate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.

1. In today's society it is important that one not be perceived as prejudiced in any manner.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

2. I always express my thoughts and feelings regardless of how controversial they might be.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

3. I get angry with myself when I have thoughts or feelings that might be considered prejudiced.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

4. If I were participating in a class and an hispanic student expressed an opinion with which I disagreed, I would be hesitant to express my own viewpoint.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

5. Going through life worrying about whether you might offend someone is just more trouble than it's worth.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

6. It’s important to me that other people not think I’m prejudiced.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

7. I feel it’s important to behave according to society’s standards.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

8. I’m careful not to offend my friends, but I don’t worry about offending people I don’t know, or don’t like.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

9. I think it is important to speak one’s mind rather than to worry about offending someone.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

10. It’s never acceptable to express one’s prejudices.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

11. I feel guilty when I have a negative thought or feeling about a hispanic person.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

12. When speaking to an hispanic person, it’s important to me that he/she not think I’m prejudiced.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

13. It bothers me a great deal when I think I’ve offended someone, so I’m always careful to consider other peop1e’s feelings.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

14. If I have a prejudiced thought or feeling, I keep it to myself.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

15. I would never tell jokes that might offend others.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

16. I’m not afraid to tell others what I think, even when I know they disagree with me.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

17. If someone who made me uncomfortable sat next to me on a bus, I would not hesitate to move to another seat.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Don't know

Agree

Strongly agree

When you have responded to all the items,