Scholarly Activity Scale (Kahn & Scott, 1997)


A 9-item self-report measure of a graduate studentís past scholarly accomplishments as well as current scholarly activity.


Kahn, J. H., & Scott, N. A. (1997). Predictors of research productivity and science-related career goals among counseling psychology graduate students. The Counseling Psychologist, 25, 38-67. doi: 10.1177/0011000097251005


The following items assess research accomplishments and current involvement in research activities. Please answer the following questions based on your past and current research involvement. 

_____     1.   How many published manuscripts (either empirical or otherwise) have you authored or coauthored in a refereed journal?  (include manuscripts in press)
_____     2.   How many unpublished empirical manuscripts have you authored or coauthored (not including your thesis or dissertation)?
_____     3.   How many articles have you submitted to refereed journals?
_____     4.   How many manuscripts are you currently in the process of preparing to submit for publication (i.e., writing the manuscript)?
_____     5.   How many presentations have you made at local, regional, or national conventions?
_____     6.   How many presentations are you currently in the process of preparing to submit for presentation (i.e., writing an abstract)?
_____     7.   How many local, regional, or national research conventions have you attended? 
Y      N   8.   Are you currently involved in gathering data (do not include your thesis or dissertation)? 
Y      N   9.   Are you currently conducting statistical analyses on data (do not include your thesis or dissertation)?



The SAS is scored as a checklist. A score of 1 is given to each item in which the student had some involvement in the particular activity, no matter how much, and a score of 0 indicates that the student had no experience in that activity. The 9 items are summed to create a total index of scholarly activity (ranging from 0 to 9), with higher scores reflecting greater activity.