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APA 6th Edition - University of Lincoln

Referencing system for Psychology

Citing tests and measurement instruments

Tests and measurement instruments

From a website

In-text citation

“In this study, we used Cooper, Taylor, Cooper and Fairburn (1987) Body Shape Questionnaire rather than Franzoi and Shield (1984) Body Esteem Scale.”


Reference List

Franzoi, S. L. & Shields, S.A. (1984). The Body-Esteem Scale [Measurement instrument]. Retrieved from scale.shtml


Author Surname, Initial(s). (Date). Title of Measurement [Format]. Retrieved from URL



From the University of Lincoln Psychology collection (or other paper source):

Bene, E., & Anthony, J. (1985). Family Relations Test: Children’s Version [Measurement instrument]. Windsor: NFER- Nelson Publishing Company