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Social Work Resources: Tests & Measurements

Reference Books with Test Information

These books provide descriptions and reviews of tests.

About Measurement Tools

Reviews of tools and measurements are readily available. However, in many cases, if you want to see the actual tests and measurements, you will have to purchase them through the publisher.


Sometimes you can view a test because it has been published in a journal article or dissertation.

In EBSCOHost databases (Social Work Abstracts, etc.), search the name of the test in "TX All Text"

In PsycINFO, select the "tests & measurements" field in Advanced Search

In Google Scholar, type the name of the test in quotation marks, i.e., "creative styles inventory."









Free Online Tests

This following list is for informational purposes only. The BC Library does not endorse, evaluate, or support any of the following tests or websites.


  • Addictiveness: Phelps-Nourse Addictiveness Test
    Starts out asking about sugar intake and moves on to signs of depression of alcohol abuse, ends up giving you a score which indicates your addictive potential.
  • Alienation Test
    By C. George Boeree. 30-item test measures a person's sense of meaninglessness and estrangement from work and society.
  • Attachment Style Questionnaire
    "Experiences in Close Relationships" questionnaire diagnoses your attachment style. After completing the test you get a good discussion of its implications with links for finding out more.
  • Defensive Pessimism Questionnaire
    "Defensive pessimists lower their expectations to help prepare themselves for the worst. Then they mentally play through all the bad things that might happen. Though it sounds as if it might be depressing, defensive pessimism actually helps anxious people focus away from their emotions so that they can plan and act effectively."
  • Goldberg Depression Inventory
  • "This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis." But it does tell you the extent to which you report symptoms typical of depression.
  • Goldberg Mania Quiz
    Use this brief, time-saving questionnaire to help you determine
    if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis
    and treatment of mania or manic-depression or bipolar disorder,
    or for tracking your mania on a regular basis.
  • Mental Health -Psychology Tests
  • Use this brief screening measure to help you determine
    if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
  • State Trait Anxiety Inventory
    Aimed at assessing a person's current state, not a lasting trait, therefore ostensibly it is more useful for before-and-after comparisons in therapy research.