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Tests & Measures: Specific Test

This is a guide for students to access information on test and measures.

Step 1

Do you know the type of test you are looking for? 

This page is organized by type of test.  It includes resources for:

  • Personality Tests
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tests
  • Industrial/Organizational Instruments
  • Health Instruments
  • Instruments for youths

Test Locator

The Test Locator was a joint project of the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, the Library and Reference Services Division of the Educational Testing Service, the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Region III Comprehensive Center at GW University, and Pro-Ed test publishers

Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) Measures

This package is used for educational purposes only. If you wish to use a scale for research or for other purposes, you must contact the original author and get permission, or sort out any copyright issues. If you do intend to use a scale, please make sure you have the most recent version of the scale and the correct response items for the scale.

Youth Instruments

Measuring violence-related attitudes, beliefs, and behavior among youths.  A compendium of youth violence research done by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the CDC. It includes 15 measures.

Personality Instruments (Public)

Links to public tests listed by subject and by creator.

This is the official website for the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP). The site includes over 3,000 items and over 250 scales that have been constructed from the items. New items and scales are developed on an irregular basis. The items and scales are in the public domain, which means that one can copy, edit, translate, or use them for any purpose without asking permission and without paying a fee.

Industrial/Organizational Instruments

A number of instruments developed by Paul Spector and colleagues to assess self-reported and other-reported psychological constructs. Each has been published in the literature and has been used in research.  Each is copyrighted, but all fees are waived all fees and free use is allowed in return for sharing of results. References and updated information are provided.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

From Pacific Library Databases, select Health and Psychosocial Instruments. When using the Health and Psychosocial Instruments database, articles tagged "Primary Source" will include the instrument.

Health Instruments

All of the surveys from RAND Health are public documents, available without charge. Please provide an appropriate citation when using these products.

This database is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders.

203 surveys/scales addressing subcategories: adolescents, attachment, children, communication, condom use, conflict, coping strategies, delinquency, disclosure, education/academics, employment/labor, family, financial situation, goals, grief/death, HIV testing, health assessment, health efficacy, healthcare utilization, household characteristics, incarceration, knowledge, life outcomes, living with HIV, medical history, mental health, PEP/PrEP, parenting, perceived vulnerability/susceptibility, personal traits, postpartum/postnatal, pregnancy, problem behaviors, quality of life, religious/spiritual, risk, STD, self-efficacy, senior health, sexual attitudes, social, substance abuse, trauma, and violence