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The full Dispositional positive emotion scales (DPES) consists of 38-items, with seven 5-6 -item scales measuring joy, contentment, pride, love, compassion, amusement, and awe. The Measuring Morality Study (2012) included a 21 item version of the DPES.

Data File: Measuring Morality Study, 2012

Source: Shiota, Michelle N., Dacher Keltner, and Oliver P. John. 2006. "Positive emotion dispositions differentially associated with Big Five personality and attachment style." The Journal of Positive Psychology 1(2):61-71.


General Instructions:

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


DPES1 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I get great pleasure from pursuing my goals. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Strongly disagree50.3
2) Disagree130.9
3) Somewhat disagree372.4
4) Neither agree nor disagree23915.7
5) Somewhat agree42728.1
6) Agree53735.4
7) Strongly agree24215.9
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES2 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I enjoy the feeling of anticipation when Im looking forward to some event. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.8
1) Strongly disagree90.6
2) Disagree231.5
3) Somewhat disagree463.0
4) Neither agree nor disagree21814.4
5) Somewhat agree41227.1
6) Agree53535.2
7) Strongly agree24916.4
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES3 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I enjoy getting new things for myself. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Strongly disagree281.8
2) Disagree362.4
3) Somewhat disagree1147.5
4) Neither agree nor disagree33722.2
5) Somewhat agree42828.2
6) Agree38225.1
7) Strongly agree17611.6
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES4 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I am generally a contented person. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES4)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Strongly disagree80.5
2) Disagree322.1
3) Somewhat disagree765.0
4) Neither agree nor disagree23715.6
5) Somewhat agree41427.2
6) Agree52934.8
7) Strongly agree20513.5
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES5 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. When I think about my life I experience a deep feeling of contentment. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES5)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.3
1) Strongly disagree281.8
2) Disagree603.9
3) Somewhat disagree1207.9
4) Neither agree nor disagree35923.6
5) Somewhat agree42427.9
6) Agree35023.0
7) Strongly agree15810.4
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES6 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I feel satisfied more often than most people. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused161.1
1) Strongly disagree181.2
2) Disagree533.5
3) Somewhat disagree1268.3
4) Neither agree nor disagree43828.9
5) Somewhat agree38325.2
6) Agree33922.3
7) Strongly agree1459.6
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES7 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I take great pride in my achievements. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES7)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.4
1) Strongly disagree80.5
2) Disagree100.7
3) Somewhat disagree372.4
4) Neither agree nor disagree19212.6
5) Somewhat agree38825.5
6) Agree56637.2
7) Strongly agree29719.5
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES8 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. It feels good to know that people look up to me. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES8)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused211.4
1) Strongly disagree171.1
2) Disagree211.4
3) Somewhat disagree372.4
4) Neither agree nor disagree33922.3
5) Somewhat agree45530.0
6) Agree44729.4
7) Strongly agree18111.9
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES9 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I feel strong positive emotion when I do something well. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES9)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.5
1) Strongly disagree70.5
2) Disagree30.2
3) Somewhat disagree120.8
4) Neither agree nor disagree15710.3
5) Somewhat agree35923.6
6) Agree62341.0
7) Strongly agree33522.1
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES10 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I enjoy forming emotionally intimate friendships. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES10)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused302.0
1) Strongly disagree171.1
2) Disagree493.2
3) Somewhat disagree895.9
4) Neither agree nor disagree39826.2
5) Somewhat agree39726.2
6) Agree36323.9
7) Strongly agree17511.5
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES11 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I develop strong emotions toward people I can rely on. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES11)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.7
1) Strongly disagree130.9
2) Disagree171.1
3) Somewhat disagree362.4
4) Neither agree nor disagree25216.6
5) Somewhat agree43828.9
6) Agree48531.9
7) Strongly agree25116.5
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES12 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I grow to love people who are kind to me. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES12)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151.0
1) Strongly disagree40.3
2) Disagree110.7
3) Somewhat disagree251.6
4) Neither agree nor disagree25616.9
5) Somewhat agree42528.0
6) Agree52334.4
7) Strongly agree26017.1
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES13 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. Nurturing others gives me a warm feeling inside. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES13)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.4
1) Strongly disagree60.4
2) Disagree211.4
3) Somewhat disagree543.6
4) Neither agree nor disagree28018.4
5) Somewhat agree40226.5
6) Agree48331.8
7) Strongly agree25016.5
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES14 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I enjoy being a caregiver in my relationships. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES14)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused171.1
1) Strongly disagree201.3
2) Disagree402.6
3) Somewhat disagree1006.6
4) Neither agree nor disagree32921.6
5) Somewhat agree40326.5
6) Agree39826.2
7) Strongly agree21314.0
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES15 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I am a very compassionate person. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES15)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.8
1) Strongly disagree100.7
2) Disagree251.6
3) Somewhat disagree553.6
4) Neither agree nor disagree23515.5
5) Somewhat agree42227.8
6) Agree47231.1
7) Strongly agree27418.0
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES16 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I find humor in almost everything. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES16)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.8
1) Strongly disagree161.1
2) Disagree593.9
3) Somewhat disagree15610.3
4) Neither agree nor disagree37824.9
5) Somewhat agree42127.7
6) Agree28919.0
7) Strongly agree17211.3
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES17 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. Many things are funny to me. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES17)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.3
1) Strongly disagree120.8
2) Disagree352.3
3) Somewhat disagree825.4
4) Neither agree nor disagree33522.1
5) Somewhat agree43128.4
6) Agree38925.6
7) Strongly agree21514.2
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES18 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. There is a lot of humor in my life. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES18)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Strongly disagree120.8
2) Disagree503.3
3) Somewhat disagree795.2
4) Neither agree nor disagree29119.2
5) Somewhat agree42528.0
6) Agree42427.9
7) Strongly agree21814.4
TOTAL1,518100.0

DPES19 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I often feel awe. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES19)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.8
1) Strongly disagree241.6
2) Disagree865.7
3) Somewhat disagree17811.7
4) Neither agree nor disagree52834.7
5) Somewhat agree36924.3
6) Agree21414.1
7) Strongly agree946.2
TOTAL1,520100.0

DPES20 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. I feel wonder almost every day. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES20)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.6
1) Strongly disagree221.4
2) Disagree674.4
3) Somewhat disagree17411.5
4) Neither agree nor disagree44729.4
5) Somewhat agree37524.7
6) Agree28618.8
7) Strongly agree1238.1
TOTAL1,519100.0

DPES21 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

In this series of questions we are interested in learning about your beliefs and feelings about the world, as well as some of your typical day-to-day actions. Each item below contains a statement. We want to know how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements. Think about each statement separately, and decide how much you agree with it. There are no right or wrong answers. My life is full of wonder. [Dispositional Positive Emotion Scales] (DPES21)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused322.1
1) Strongly disagree171.1
2) Disagree644.2
3) Somewhat disagree1308.6
4) Neither agree nor disagree43028.3
5) Somewhat agree39526.0
6) Agree31120.5
7) Strongly agree1409.2
TOTAL1,519100.0



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