Assessment Questionnaire-2 (AQ-2)Finn‚ Schroeder‚ & Tonsager‚ 1994
1. The assessment did not teach me anything new about myself.
13.The assessment confirmed parts of me that I had only suspected.
16.The assessment was a humiliating and degrading experience.
24.At times during the assessment‚ I felt like I did when I was a child.
25.The assessment helped me organize my thoughts about myself.
28.The assessment made me feel that my life is nothing but problems.
37.The assessment will make a difference in my upcoming decisions.
38.The assessment made me think about where I am headed in my life.
41.I am more aware of why people react to me the way they do.
43.The assessor and I worked as a team to learn more about me.
46.The assessment described thoughts & feelings I have about myself
48.The assessment made me rethink the way I already viewed myself.
1. Participation in this experiment did not teach me anything new about myself.
2. Participating in this experiment made me proud of who I am.
3. The examiner earned my respect.
4. I felt I was under a microscope.
5. The examiner introduced me to new aspects of myself.
6. Participation in this experiment made me feel good about myself.
7. It was easy to trust the examiner.
8. Participation in this experiment hurt me.
9. I gained a new understanding of myself.
10.This experiment captured the ‘real’ me.
11.The examiner seemed to like me.
12.Participation in this experiment was unsettling to me.
13.Parts of me that I had only suspected were confirmed.
14.The examiner said nice things about me.
15.I felt close to the examiner.
16.Participation in this experiment was a humiliating and degrading experience.
17.Participation in this experiment made me think of myself.
18.Participation in this experiment made me feel important.
19.The examiner treated me warmly.
20.Participation in this experiment was emotionally draining.
21.I’m more aware of how I behave with other people.
23.I really connected with the examiner.
24.Participation in this experiment helped me organize my thoughts about myself.
25.Participation in this experiment confirmed how I see myself.
26.I liked the examiner.
27.I feel more sure of who I am.
28.The examiner was interested in what I had to say.
29.I felt judged by the examiner.
30.I am more aware of how I am feeling.
31.I felt my strengths were recognized.
32.The examiner treated me as an equal.
33.The examiner made me feel inadequate.
34.Participation in this experiment will make a difference in my upcoming decisions.
35.Participation in this experiment made me think about where I am headed in my life.
36.I felt that the examiner respected me.
37.The examiner insulted me.
38.The examiner and I worked as a team to learn more about me.
39. I felt exposed
40.I came to think of myself as I never had before.
41.Thoughts and feelings I have about myself were described.
42.The questions I had after taking the test were sufficiently answered.
43.Participation in this experiment made me rethink the way I already viewed myself.
44.I feel that participation in this experiment was a positive and valuable experience for me as a person.
45.I would recommend that a friend go through this testing experience.
Self-Awareness/Understanding: items (1‚ 5‚ 9‚ 13‚ 17‚ 21‚ 24‚ 30‚ 34‚ 40‚ 43‚ 44‚ 45). Item 1 (the only item that needed reverse scoring
Positive Accurate Mirroring; items (2‚ 6‚ 10‚ 14‚ 18‚ 22‚ 25‚ 27‚ 31‚ 35‚ and 41)
Positive Relationship with the Examiner; items (items 3‚ 7‚ 11‚ 15‚ 19‚ 23‚ 26‚ 28‚ 32‚ 36‚ 38‚ and 42)
Negative Feelings about the Assessment: items (4‚ 8‚ 12‚ 16‚ 20‚ 29‚ 33‚ 37‚ and 39)
New self-awareness/understanding (Alpha 0.84‚ 0.89‚ 0.9‚ and 0.94)‚ Positive accurate mirroring (Alpha 0.8‚ 0.87‚ 0.9‚ and 0.91)‚ Positive relationship with assessor (Alpha 0.87‚ 90‚ and .92)‚ and Negative feelings about the assessment (Alpha 0.79‚ 0.85‚ 0.88‚ and 0.92)
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3=Neutral‚ 4=Agree‚ 5=Strongly Agree
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