UMACL. THE UMACL MOOD ADJECTIVE CHECKLIST

Authors:
G. Mathews, A.G. Chamberlain, D.M. Jones
Polish adaptation and manual:
Ewa Goryńska (2005)
Age:
Adolescents, adults.
Procedure:
Individual or group administration, no time limit, approx. 15 min.
Test users:
Psychologists (psychology diploma required).

Test measures mood understood as affective experience of moderate duration (at least several minutes), not object-related or quasi object-related in three dimensions of the core affect: Tense Arousal, Energetic Arousal, and Hedonic Tone.

DESCRIPTION: UMACL consists of a sheet with 29 printed adjectives. The person filling out the sheet is instructed to rate the applicability of each adjective to her/his present mood on a four-point scale from “definitely” to “definitely not”.

RELIABILITY: High internal consistency coefficients for all three scales.

VALIDITY: Confirmed by the factorial analysis, proven correlations with measures of cognitive functions and personality traits. The UMACL scale differentiates people with diagnosed depression.

NORMS: For subjects aged 16-79 (all-Poland sample).

APPLICATIONS: Mostly in research.

MATERIALS:
•    Kit (manual, 25 test sheets, keys)
•    Manual
•    Test sheets (25 copies)
•    Keys (set)

Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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