Four-Item F Scale

Four-Item F Scale
Lane 1955
 
1.    What young people need most of all is strict discipline by their parents. (agree: 76%; disagree: 25%; NA: 1%)
2.    Most people who don't get ahead just don't have enough will power. (agree: 64%; disagree: 35%; NA: 1%)
3.    A few strong leaders could make this country better than all the laws and talk. (agree: 51%; disagree: 48%; NA: 1%)
4.    People sometimes say that an insult to your honor should not be forgotten. Do you agree or disagree with that? (agree: 25%; disagree: 73%; NA: 2%)
 
a.    Human nature being what it is‚ there must always be war and conflict.
b.    What young people need most of all is strict discipline by their parents.
c.    A few strong leaders could make this country better than all the laws and talk.
d.    Most people who don't get ahead just don't have enough will power.
e.    Women should stay out of politics.
f.     People sometimes say that an insult to your honor should not be forgotten. Do you agree or disagree with that?
g.    People can be trusted.
h.    One main trouble today is that people talk too much and work too little.
i.      Sex criminals deserve more than prison; they should be whipped publicly or worse.
j.     It is only natural and right that women should have less freedom than men.
1= Agree quite a bit‚ 2= Agree a little‚ 4= Disagree a little‚ 5. Disagree quite a bit
 
 

Lane‚ R. E. (1955). Political personality and electoral choice. American Political Science Review‚ 1955‚ XLIX‚ 173-190.

Robinson‚ John P.‚ Shaver‚ Phillip R. (1969). Measures of Political Attitudes. Institute for Social Research‚ University of Michigan/. Ann Arbor‚ Michigan