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Title: Eysenck Toughmindedness Scale (CAPS-TOUGH module)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-TOUGH
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-TOUGH
description:
The Toughmindedness Scale is designed to discern the primary dimensions underlying people's social attitudes and beliefs. It's original form includes 40 five-point Likert-type items chosen from a pool of 500 attitude items. Factor analysis using Burt's Summation method showed that it contains two dimensions which are known as radicalism-conservatism and tendermindedness-toughmindedness. The first factor accounts for 18% of the variance and consists of 14 items, making up the R Scale. The seco nd factor accounts for 8% of the variance and also includes 14 items, making up the T Scale. Since the two scales have 11 items in common, the combined scale is composed of 17 items. Eysenck made an interesting claim that Communists and Fascists -- representatives of both ends of the R dimension -- are about equally high on toughmindedness, a characteristic similar to authoritarianism and related to extroversion. However, the scale has been criticized on several grounds, mainly, improper computations, unrepresentative sampling, unusual scoring techniques, and faulty interpretation of data. Scoring: Originally one point was awarded for agreement (of either degree ) with the response key and a zero for disagreement or neutral answer. See CAPS/86 source file for detailed scoring information.
description:
2010, "Eysenck Toughmindedness Scale (CAPS-TOUGH module)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-TOUGH
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997