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Welcome to the wiki for Neill Watson's self-discrepancy questionnaires.

This wiki details how to administer questionnaires for research purposes.

It also touches on the customizations made to LimeSurvey to support the research purposes.

Copies of LimeSurvey webpages in the instructions can be enlarged by left-clicking the copy of the webpage.

Permission to use the questionnaires requires only that you cite the two references below in your publications, presentations, and thesis/dissertation.

Watson, N. (2004). Self-Concept Questionnaire – Personal Constructs, Self-Concept Questionnaire –

Conventional Constructs, Abstract Measures of Real-Ideal and Real-Ought Discrepancies,

Importance of Ideal Self and Ought Self, Reference Person(s) for Ought Self. Retrieved

from http://watsonresearch.wm.edu

Watson, N., Bryan, B. C., & Thrash, T. M. (2010). Self-discrepancy: Comparisons of the

psychometric properties of three instruments. Psychological Assessment, 22, 878-892.

doi: 10.1037/a0020644

The single questionnaires and the sets of questionnaires listed below are available for administration.

  1. Personal Constructs for Research Use (six counterbalanced orders of real, ideal, and ought selves based on Participant Code).
    1. Personal Constructs, Importance of Ideal Self, Importance of Ought Self, and Reference Person(s) for Ought Self for Research Use (six counterbalanced orders of real, ideal, and ought selves, Importance of Ideal Self, and Importance of Ought Self based on Participant Code).
  2. Conventional Constructs for Research Use (six counterbalanced orders of real, ideal, and ought selves based on Participant Code).
    1. Conventional Constructs, Importance of Ideal Self, Importance of Ought Self, and Reference Person(s) for Ought Self for Research Use (six counterbalanced orders of real, ideal, and ought selves, Importance of Ideal Self, and Importance of Ought Self based on Participant Code).
    2. Personal Constructs, Conventional Constructs, Abstract Measures, Importance of Ideal Self, Importance of Ought Self and Reference Person(s) for Ought Self for Research Use(six counterbalanced orders of real, ideal, and ought selves, Importance of Ideal Self, and Importance of Ought Self within 12 partially counterbalanced orders of all the questionnaires based on Participant Code).
  3. Personal Constructs, Importance of Ideal Self, Importance of Ought Self, and Reference Person(s) for Ought Self for Clinical Use & Research Use (The order of real, ideal, and ought selves is real, ideal, and ought. There is no counterbalancing of the order based on Participant Code.)

Abbreviations of names of questionnaires:

PC = Self-Concept Questionnaire -- Personal Constructs

CC = Self-Concept Questionnaire -- Conventional Constructs

AM = Abstract Measures of Real-Ideal and Real-Ought Discrepancies

Imp = Importance of Ideal Self and Importance of Ought Self

Ref = Reference Person(s) for Ought Self