The General Social Trust scale is an 8-item measure designed to assess an individual’s general level of trust in other people.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Five-point scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree).
The overall trust score is obtained by adding the scores for the eight items: 8 is the most trusting, 40 is the least trusting.
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