(1) AES: Agentic Engagement Scale
(2) Engagement-Disengagement Scale
(3) CTQ: Controlling Teacher Questionnaire
(4) AFS: Activity-Feelings States Scale
(5) SRIM: Self-Reported Intrinsic Motivation
Click on the name of the questionnaire below for (a) the scale, (b) description of the scale, and (c) validating psychometric information and supprtive reference citations.
The AES, CTQ, AFS, and SRIM are all author-owned and free to use for research purposes.
None of these scales are copyrighted.
The Engagement-Disengagement Scale consists of 8 scales. The Agentic Engagement and the Agentic Disengagment scales are author-owned and free to use for research purposes. Neither scale is copyrighted. The Engagement-Disengagement scale also, however, includes 6 additional scales that were developed by other researchers. All 6 of these scales have been used in published research, but I did not develop these scales and I therefore do now "own" them. For more information, see the link below for the Engagement-Disengagement Scale.
The AES is a brief, 5-item, self-report measure with strong psychometric properties to assess one aspect of students' classroom engagement--namely, their agentic engagement.
The 5 items:
1. I let my teacher know what I need and want.
2. During this class, I express my preferences and opinions.
3. When I need something in this class, I'll ask the teacher for it.
4. During class, I ask questions to help me learn.
5. I let me teacher know what I am interested in.
For more information on the AES, click the name of the questionnaire above.
The Engagement-Disengagement Scale is an 8-scale, 39-item instrument designed to assess four aspects of students' classroom engagement--behavioral, emotional, agentic, and cognitive, and also four aspects of students' classroom disengagement--behavioral, emotional, agentic, and cognitive.
The CTQ is a brief, 4-item self-report measure with strong psychometric properties to assess perceptions of a teacher's (or parent's, coach's, manager's, etc.) tendency to use controlling behavior during instruction.
The 4 items:
1. My teacher tries to control everything I do.
2. My teacher is inflexible.
3. My teacher uses forceful language.
4. My teacher puts a lot of pressure on me.
For more information about the CTQ, click on the name of the questionnaire above to view a Word document.
The AFS is a brief, 12-item, easy-to-administer, self-report measure to assess three motivational phenomena--namely, the three psychological needs emphasized in self-determination theory--autonomy, competence, and relatedness. These three needs are assessed as situation-specific and ephemeral (short-term) experiential states. The AFS produces three scores, one for perceived autonomy, one for perceived competence, one for perceived relatedness.
For more information on the AFS, click the name of the questionnaire above.
Self-Reported Intrinsic Motivation (SRIM), or "Interest-Enjoyment
The SRIM is a brief, 8-item self-report measure to assess task-related interest-enjoyment, which we refer to as self-reported intrinsic motivation. The SRIM has been shown to correlate significantly with the traditional behavioral measure of intrinsic motivation, which is persistence with the activity during a free-choice interval.
For more information on the SRIM, click the name of the questionnaire above.