Personality Construct/Trait Scale Example

Parental Investment Perception Scale (PIPS; Geher, 2002)

Please rate each of the following items in terms of your own attitudes toward parenting. For each item, please circle the number that best reflects your judgment using the following scale.

1 2 3 4 5
Does not describe my attitudes at all. Neutral Describes my attitudes very well.

 

1. I believe that I am very prepared to raise a child by myself at this point in my life.   1        2        3         4          5
2. Given my current schedule, I believe I would have enough time to raise a child by myself.   1        2        3         4          5
3. I would be very afraid to raise a child by myself.   1        2        3         4          5
4. I think that being single and having a child would be too difficult to manage.   1        2        3         4          5
5. Raising a child alone, at this point in my life, would be almost impossible financially.   1        2        3         4          5
6. Overall, I would be happy if I suddenly were in a position where I had to raise a newborn baby by myself.   1        2        3         4          5
7. I do not think that having a child out of wedlock is ever a good idea.   1        2        3         4          5
8. If I had a newborn baby right now, I feel confident that I would have enough help from family members to allow me to raise that baby well.   1        2        3         4          5
9. If I suddenly were in a position where I had to raise a newborn baby alone, I would be relatively calm.   1        2        3         4          5
10. If I suddenly found myself single with a newborn baby, at this point in my life, I would very seriously consider putting the baby up for adoption.   1        2        3         4          5
11. If I had a newborn baby right now, I feel confident that I would have enough help from friends to allow me to raise that baby well.   1        2        3         4          5
12. If I suddenly were in a position where I had to raise a newborn baby alone, I would be downright frightened.   1        2        3         4          5
13. If the opportunity presented itself, I would welcome having a newborn baby to raise by myself at this point in my life.   1        2        3         4          5
14. If I had a newborn baby to raise, I think I would have to move to a different house or apartment from where I live now.   1        2        3         4          5
15. I feel very confident that I would be able to successfully raise a child by myself, without a partner.   1        2        3         4          5
16. I think that, at this point in my life, I could raise a child as well alone as I could with the help of a partner.   1        2        3         4          5
17. I believe I have enough money to allow me to raise a child alone at this point in my life.   1        2        3         4          5
18. The idea of being single and having a child scares me.   1        2        3         4          5

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