Klontz Money Script Inventory-Revised (KMSI-R)
This 32-item assessment identifies your money beliefs and attitudes. The results will be emailed to you, and your email address and responses will remain confidential.
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Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements using the following scale:
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
The less money you have, the better life is. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
It is hard to be rich and be a good person. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
It is important to save for a rainy day. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
It is hard to be poor and happy. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Poor people are lazy. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Being rich means you no longer fit in with old friends and family. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I would be a nervous wreck if I did not have money saved for an emergency. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money is power. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
It is wrong to ask others how much money they have or make. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
You should not tell others how much money you have or make. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I will not buy something unless it is new (e.g., car, house). *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Rich people are greedy. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
It is extravagant to spend money on oneself. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money is what gives life meaning. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Things would get better if I had more money. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
People are only as successful as the amount of money they earn. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Your self-worth equals your net worth. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money buys freedom. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money would solve all my problems. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
You should always look for the best deal before buying something, even if it takes more time. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money corrupts people. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
You can have love or money, but not both. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
People should work for their money and not be given financial handouts. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
More money will make you happier. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
You can never have enough money. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I do not deserve a lot of money when others have less than me. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Most poor people do not deserve to have money. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Good people should not care about money. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
If something is not considered the "best," it is not worth buying. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Money should be saved not spent. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
People get rich by taking advantage of others. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I do not deserve money. *
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Source: Taylor, C. D., Klontz, B., & Britt, S. L. (2016). Reliability and Convergent Validity of the Klontz Money Script Inventory-Revised (KMSI-R). Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 2.
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