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Title: Affect Intensity Measure (CAPS-AIM module)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-AIM
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-AIM
description:
The Affect Intensity Measure is a 40-item questionnaire that assesses the characteristic strength or intensity with which an individual typically experiences his or her emotions. Items for the AIM were based on a definition which emphasized the distinction between frequency and intensity of experienced emotion. It is assumed that individuals who experience strong positive affect will also experience strong negative affect. Rs respond to the items on a six-point scale (1=never, 2=almost never, 3=occasionally, 4=usually, 5=almost always, 6=always). The scale contains 11 reverse keyed items. The recommended scoring strategy for the AIM is to reverse key the 11 reversed items and average the responses across the 40 items. The measure has been found to correlate significantly with parents reports of their child's typical affect response intensity, self-reports of daily mood, and measures of pathological affective response. In a sample of 356 introductory psychology students, the mean AIM score was 3.88 with a standard deviation of .52. Females scored somewhat higher on the AIM. Means and standard deviations were 3.70 and .47 for males and 4.06 and .50 for females respectively. In another sample of 74 slightly older college undergraduates, the mean AIM score was 3.55 and standard deviation was .63. Again, females scored slightly higher with a mean of 3.77 and sd of .66 compared to a mean of 3.37 and sd of .5 5 for the males. Scoring information: Retain original scoring on all individual items. Reverse score for purpose of creating a summary measure (AIMTOT) the following items: AIM 12,16,19,24,26,28,29,31,33,37,40. Sum over all items (with above reverse scored) and divide by 40 to create AIMTOT.
description:
2010, "Affect Intensity Measure (CAPS-AIM module)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-AIM
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997