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Scales and Measures

The Ethics Scales and Measures collection provides researchers and practitioners with psychometrically validated assessment instruments to further understanding and implementation of ethical research and treatment. 

 Resources include assessment of: COVID-19 racial bias and victimization, racial and LGBTQ discrimination distress, racial bias preparation, consent capacity, college drinking influences, meanings of masculinity, moral distress, research mistrust, research moral dilemmas, parental and youth perspectives on substance abuse and suicide research, mentoring the responsible conduct of research (RCR), research ethics climate, organizational research support, and RCR field integrity.

This collection includes materials developed by the Fordham University Center For Ethics Education and the Human Development and Social Justice Lab,  directed by Celia Fisher, PhD.

Adolescent Discrimination Distress Index 

Fisher, C. B., Wallace, S. A., & Fenton, R. E. (2000). Discrimination distress during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 679–695. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1026455906512
 

Racial Bias Preparation Scale

Fisher, C. B., Wallace, S. A., & Fenton, R. E. (2000). Discrimination distress during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 679–695. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1026455906512
 

Assessment of Competence to Consent to Oral and Injectable PrEP Trials

Fisher, C. B., Puri, L. I., Macapagal, K., Feuerstahler, L., Ahn, J. R., & Mustanski, B. (2021). Competence to consent to oral and injectable PrEP trials among adolescent males who have sex with males. AIDS & Behavior, 25, 1606-1618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-03077-9
 

Pre-Study Assessment of Consent to Participate in Interview Study for Adults with IDD

Fisher, C. B., Cea, C. D., Davidson, P. W., & Fried, A. L. (2006). Capacity of persons with mental retardation to consent to participation in randomized clinical trials. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1813–1820. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.2006.163.10.1813

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Assessment of Consent Capacity for Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT) for Adults with IDD 

Fisher, C. B., Cea, C. D., Davidson, P. W., & Fried, A. L. (2006). Capacity of persons with mental retardation to consent to participation in randomized clinical trials. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1813–1820. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.2006.163.10.1813
 

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College Drinking Influences Scales 

Fisher, C.B., Fried, A.L., & Anushko, A. (2007). Development and Validation of the College Drinking Influences Survey. Journal of American College Health, 56(3), 217-230. https://doi.org/10.3200/JACH.56.3.217-230
 

Includes:

  • College Drinking Influence Scale (CDIS)

  • Psycho-social Drinking Inventory (PDI)

  • Drinking Values Scale (DVS)

  • College Drinking Expectations Scale (CDES)

 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Racial Bias Scale (CRBS)
Fisher CB, Tao X, Liu T, Giorgi S and Curtis B (2021) COVID-Related Victimization, Racial Bias and Employment and Housing Disruption Increase Mental Health Risk Among U.S. Asian, Black and Latinx Adults. Front. Public Health 9:772236. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.772236


Fisher, C.B., Tao, X., Yip, T. (Pre-Print 2021). Effects of Coronavirus Victimization Distress and Coronavirus Racial Bias on Mental Health Among AIAN, Asian, Black, and Latinx Young Adults. medRxivdoi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.19.20178343

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victimization Distress Scale (CVDS)

Fisher CB, Tao X, Liu T, Giorgi S and Curtis B (2021) COVID-Related Victimization, Racial Bias and Employment and Housing Disruption Increase Mental Health Risk Among U.S. Asian, Black and Latinx Adults. Front. Public Health 9:772236. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.772236

 

Fisher, C.B., Tao, X., Yip, T. (Pre-Print 2021). Effects of Coronavirus Victimization Distress and Coronavirus Racial Bias on Mental Health Among AIAN, Asian, Black, and Latinx Young AdultsmedRxivdoi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.19.20178343

Yip, T., Feng, Y., Fowle, J., & Fisher, C. B. (2021). Sleep disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic: An investigation of AIAN, Asian, Black, Latinx, and White young adults. Sleep Health, 7(4), 459-467.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2021.05.008.

Vignettes for Participant Perspectives on HIV and Drug Abuse Research Ethics​​

Ethics for Adolescent Research Questionnaire (Drug Use/Suicide)

Fisher, C. B. (2003). Adolescent and parent perspectives on ethical issues in youth drug use and suicide survey research. Ethics & Behavior, 13(4), 303–332. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327019EB1304_1
 

HIV Vaccine RCT Preparedness Questionnaire
Fisher C. B. (2010). Enhancing HIV vaccine trial consent preparedness among street drug users. Journal of empirical research on human research ethics: JERHRE, 5(2), 65–80. https://doi.org/10.1525/jer.2010.5.2.65


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Meanings of Adolescent Masculinity Scale 

Oransky, M., & Fisher, C. B. (2009). The development and validation of the Meanings of Adolescent Masculinity Scale. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 10, 57–72.https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013612

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Mentoring the Responsible Conduct of Research Scales

Fisher, C. B., Fried, A. F., Goodman, S. J., & Germano, K. K. (2009). Measures of mentoring, department climate, and graduate student preparedness in the responsible conduct of psychological research. Ethics & Behavior, 19, 227–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508420902886726
 

Includes:

  • Mentoring the Responsible Conduct of Research Scale (MRCR)

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research - Department Climate Scale (RCR-DC)

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research - Preparedness Scale (RCR-P)

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research - Field Integrity Scale (RCR-FI)

Moral Stress, Organizational Climate, Moral Practice Dilemmas and Attitudes Toward Research Measures

Fisher, C. B., True, G., Alexander, L. & Fried, A. L. (2013). Moral stress, moral practice and ethical climate in community-based drug use research: views from the frontline. American Journal of Bioethics: Primary Research. 4(3), 27–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507716.2013.806969

Includes:

  • Research Moral Stress Scale (RMSS) 

  • Research Ethics Climate Scale (RECS) 

  • Organizational Research Support Scale (ORSS) 

  • Research Commitment Index (RCI) 

  • Research Mistrust Index (RMI) 

  • Research Moral Dilemmas Scale (RMDS)