Kruglanski‚ A. W.‚ Thompson‚ E. P.‚ Higgins‚ E. T.‚ Atash‚ M. N.‚ Pierro‚ A.‚ Shah‚ J. Y.‚ Spiegel‚ S. (2000). To “do the right thing” or to “just do it”: Locomotion and assessment as distinct self-regulatory imperatives. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology‚ 79‚ 793-815.
1. I don’t mind doing things even if they involve extra effort.
2. I never evaluate my social interactions with others after they occur.
3. I am a “workaholic.”
4. I feel excited just before I am about to reach a goal.
5. I enjoy actively doing things‚ more than just watching and observing.
6. I spend a great deal of time taking inventory of my positive and negative characteristics.
7. I like evaluating other people’s plans.
8. I am a “doer.”
9. I often compare myself with other people.
10. I don’t spend much time thinking about ways others could improve themselves.
11. I often critique work done by myself and others.
12. I believe one should never engage in leisure activities.
13. When I finish one project‚ I often wait awhile before getting started on a new one.
14. I have never been late for work or for an appointment.
15. I often feel that I am being evaluated by others.
16. When I decide to do something‚ I can’t wait to get started.
17. I always make the right decision.
18. I never find faults with someone I like.
19. I am a critical person.
20. I am very self-critical and self-conscious about what I am saying.
21. By the time I accomplish a task‚ I already have the next one in mind.
22. I often think that other people’s choices and decisions are wrong.
23. I have never hurt another person’s feelings.
24. I am a “low energy” person.
25. Most of the time my thoughts are occupied with the task that I wish to accomplish.
26. I feel that there is no such thing as an honest mistake.
27. I rarely analyze the conversations I have had with others after they occur.
28. When I get started on something‚ I usually persevere until I finish.
29. I am a “go-getter.”
30. When I meet a new person I usually evaluate how well he or she is doing on various dimensions (e.g.‚ looks‚ achievements‚ social status‚ clothes).
Locomotion scale was .80. assessment .79.
This instrument Available online at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/higgins/measures.html
1 = strongly disagree‚ 2 = moderately disagree‚ 3= slightly disagree‚ 4 = slightly agree‚ 5 = moderately agree‚ 6 = strongly agree
Assess scale items: (2R‚ 6‚ 7‚ 9‚ 10R‚ 11‚ 15‚ 19‚ 20‚ 22‚ 27R‚ and 30R.)/12
Locomote items: (1‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 8‚ 13R‚ 16‚ 21‚ 24R‚ 25‚ 28‚ and 29)/12
Lie items: (12‚ 14‚ 17‚ 18‚ 23‚ and 26)/6