The development of a Money Attitude Scale

J Pers Assess. 1982 Oct;46(5):522-8. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa4605_14.


On the basis of the clinical and theoretical literature, 62 items in the domains of security, retention, and power-prestige were generated. Factor analysis yielded five factors: power-prestige, retention-time, distrust, quality, and anxiety. A 29-item Money Attitude Scale (MAS) was developed on the basis of four of these factors. Reliability measures, as well as personality and psychopathological correlations, were determined and discussed.