Fate Attributions scale

The scale

It was a freezing night and John, a penniless starving homeless person, was desperately searching for food in every garbage can. John had not eaten for three days. While searching he found a lottery ticket on the ground, which indeed was a winning ticket and John received two million dollars from it. The money changed John’s life entirely.

Target event: John found a lottery ticket that rewarded two million dollars.

  1. To what extent was this event determined by fate? (1 - Not at all determined by fate ; 9 - Entirely determined by fate)
  2. To what extent was this event determined by John’s personal actions? (1 - Not at all ; 9 - Completely)
  3. Even if John had not found the lottery ticket on the ground, two million dollars would have come into his hands in some other way sooner or later. (1 - Definitely disagree ; 9 - Definitely agree)

Michael’s office is in a tall building in downtown Vancouver. Although Michael uses the elevator everyday for the past five years, this is his first time being trapped in a malfunctioning elevator. With him there is a girl whom he has never met. Michael uses the time to edit a report on his notebook, while the girl makes several phone calls to her clients. After an hour of waiting they are rescued and hustle to their respective offices.

Target event: Michael is trapped in an elevator with this girl for an hour, and they rush to their respective offices after being rescued.

  1. To what extent was this event determined by fate? (1 - Not at all determined by fate ; 9 = Entirely determined by fate)
  2. To what extent was this event determined by Michael’s personal actions? (1 - Not at all ; 9 - Completely)
  3. Even if Michael had not been trapped in the elevator, he would have met the girl in some other way sooner or later. (1 - Definitely disagree ; 9 - Definitely agree)

There are more scenarios in the appendix.

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