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Scoring the Tellegen Absorption Scale


All the items on the TAS are positively keyed.  Accordingly, the subject's score is simply the number of items marked "True". 

No interpretive norms are available for the scale, but experience with many large college-student samples indicates that the average subject scores about 20, with a standard deviation of about 6.  Thus, about two-thirds of a college-student sample scores between 14 and 26, and about 95% between 8 and 32.

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