by Bernard Lubin
  • Range: 7th grade through adult
  • Length: 32 - 34 items
  • Norms: Adolescents, young adults, elderly adults
  • Administration Time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Scoring Options: Hand-scoring with instructions
  • Language(s): English; Spanish Form A-B and Form C-D only

The ST-DACL Check List is available in three forms (consisting of a total of seven different check lists):

Form A-B

A State Check List with alternate lists A and B.

Form C-D

A State Check List with alternate lists C and D.

Form A-B and Form C-D are equivalent forms for repeated measures.

Form 1 and Form 2

Consists of three different Check Lists, State List E on both Form 1 and Form 2 and Trait List F on Form 1 and Trait List G on Form 2.

Help Respondents Indicate Their Levels of Psychological Distress

The State Trait-Depression Adjective Check Lists (ST-DACL) is an evolution of the Depression Adjective Check List (DACL), an instrument widely used to measure feelings of dysphoria, sadness and psychological distress. The ST-DACL introduces new forms that permit the instrument to be more easily administered and scored while using the same items and lists. It also expands into an instrument that measures both State and Trait Mood.

ST-DACL Scales

State Mood

Total Scale
This summary score represents overall State depressed mood and feelings. It represents the total number of adjectives, both positive and negative valence, endorsed by the respondent in the criterion (i.e., depressed) direction according to how the respondent feels right now. These two components of State depressed mood are measured by two subscales.

Negative
This subscale represents the degree of State negative mood and is referred to as State-Negative Mood (S-Neg). The S-Neg subscale raw score is calculated by summing the negative valence adjectives that were endorsed according to State instructions.

Positive
This subscale represents the degree of State positive or elevated mood and is referred to as State-Positive Mood (S-Pos). The S-Pos subscale raw score is calculated by summing the positive valence adjectives that were endorsed according to State instructions.

Trait Mood

Total Scale
This summary score represents overall Trait depressed mood and feelings. It represents the total number of adjectives, both positive and negative valence, endorsed by the respondent in the criterion (i.e., depressed) direction according to how the respondent feels in general.

Negative
This subscale represents the degree of Trait negative mood and is referred to as Trait-Negative Mood (T-Neg). The T-Neg subscale raw score is calculated by summing the negative valence adjectives that were endorsed according to Trait instructions.

Positive
This subscale represents the degree of Trait positive or elated mood and is referred to as Trait-Positive Mood (T-Pos). The T-Pos subscale raw score is calculated by summing the positive valence adjectives that were endorsed according to Trait instructions.

Prices


ST-DACL Materials


Item Code & Quantity Price
State (Today) Form A-B*



State (Today) Form C-D*
DCL-AHS-025-AB
DCL-AHS-100-AB
DCL-AHS-500-AB

DCL-AHS-025-CD
DCL-AHS-100-CD
DCL-AHS-500-CD
$
$
$

$
$
$
14.50
52.75
210.00

14.50
52.75
210.00
Form 1 and Form 2 Check Lists: E, F, & G* DCL-AHS-025-EG
DCL-AHS-100-EG
DCL-AHS-500-EG
$
$
$
14.50
52.75
210.00
Profile Sheet with Scoring Instructions DCL-PRO-025
DCL-PRO-100
DCL-PRO-500
$
$
$
10.50
17.50
79.50
Technical Manual DCL-MAN $ 36.50
Specimen Set (Manual and one copy of all forms) DCL-SPC $ 39.25

* Must be purchased with an equivalent number of Profile Sheets

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