Short Dogmatism Scale – Schulze

Short Dogmatism Scale – Schulze
Schulze‚ 1962
1.    Fundamentally‚ the world we live in is a pretty lonely place.
2.    It is often desirable to reserve judgment about what’s going on until one has had a chance to hear the opinions of those one respects.
3.    A person who thinks primarily of his own happiness is beneath contempt.
4.    In the history of mankind there have probably been just a handful of really great thinkers.
5.    Most people just don’t know what’s good for them.
6.    Once I get wound up in a heated discussion I just can’t stop.
7.    The worst crime a person can commit is to attack publicly the people who believe in the same thing he does.
8.    In this complicated world of ours the only way we can know what is going on is to rely upon leaders or experts who can be trusted.
9.    In the long run the best way to live is to pick friends and associates whose tastes and beliefs are the same as one’s own.
10.While I don’t like to admit this even to myself‚ I sometimes have the ambition to become a great man‚ like Einstein‚ or Beethoven‚ or Shakespeare. [my secret ambition is to become a great person like Einstein‚ Beethoven or Shakespeare]
I agree very much‚ I agree on the whole‚ I agree a little‚ I disagree a little‚ I disagree on the whole‚ and I disagree very much
1=Strongly agree‚ 2=Agree‚ 3=Slightly agree‚ 4=Neither agree nor disagree‚ 5=Slightly disagree‚ 6=Disagree‚ 7=Strongly disagree

Rokeach‚ M. (1960). The open and closed mind. New York: Basic Books.

Schulze‚ R.H.K.‚ (1962). A shortened version of the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale. Journal of Psychological Studies‚ 13‚ 93-97.

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