Yang’s Alienation Scale
1. I have to live for today.
2. I have to let tomorrow take care of itself.
3. My life is getting worse.
4. It’s hardly fair to bring a child into the world with the way things look for the future.
5. Most public officials (people in public office) are not really interested in my problems.
6. These days I don’t really know who I can count on.
7. With everything so uncertain these days‚ it almost seems as though anything could happen.
8. What is lacking in the world today is friendship.
9. It is hard for me to know where I stand from one day to the next.
10.Everything changes so quickly these days that I often have trouble deciding which are the right rules to follow.
11.I often feel that many things our parents stood for are going to ruin.
12.I often feel out of place.
13.It is hard for me to decide what is the right thing to do.
14.I feel all alone these days.
15.I am sure I will find the right person who cares about me.
16.I often feel discriminated against.
17.I like to live by society’s rules.
18.My whole world feels like it is falling apart.
19.I wish I were somebody important.
20.I trust public officials.
21.I believe most laws are for the welfare of people.
22.I wonder what the meaning of life really is.
23.There are no definite rules to live by.
24.I live a trapped life.
25.I don’t know what is expected of my life.
26.I have no control over my destiny.
27.My socioeconomic status determines my life.
28.It is hard for me to understand what is going on in the world.
29.No matter how hard I try in life‚ it does not make any difference.
5-point Likert scale Strongly Agree‚ Agree‚ Neutral‚ Disagree‚ Strongly Disagree
This instrument can be found at: https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.3/159926/YANG_Anthony.pdf?sequence=1
Yang‚ Anthony. (2015). Quantifying anomia: development of a scale. California State University. master of Arts thesis.