Measures

To the right we provide access to several measures that were developed by members of the EPL and are often requested by other researchers. A short description of each measure, the appropriate citation and a downloadable PDF of the measure are provided. These measures are in the public domain. Please feel free to use them in your own research. We would appreciate notification/reprints of any publication using our measures.

Causal Dimension Scale - II (CDS-II)

This is a revision of the original Casual Dimension Scale (CDS; Russell, 1982) and takes into consideration the participant as an active agent in the attribution process. The CDS-II assesses causal attributions along four dimensions: Locus of Causality, Stability, Personal Control, and External Control.

Original Citation

McAuley, E., Duncan, T.E., & Russell, D.W. (1992). Measuring causal attributions: The Revised Causal Dimensions Scale (CDSII). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 566.