Measuring Situational Personality

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Personality inventories usually consist of generic statements, such as ‘I am a busy person’. In our research, we added a situation to these generic statements with either a tag or by fully contextualizing the statement. For example, changing the first statement to ‘I am a busy person at work’ (tagged) or ‘I am so busy that I can rarely take a break while working’ (fully contextualized). The generic, tagged, and fully contextualized inventories were compared in
terms of their predictive validity and participant reactions in a series of three studies. In a Caucasian student sample, a slight increase in predictive validity was found from generic to tagged to fully contextualized. However, this increase was not replicated for pharmacy assistants or ethnic minority students. Finally, compared to the generic inventory, participants found the contextualized inventories more relevant for their role, but did not like filling out
the tagged inventory.
Translated title of the contributionMeasuring Situational Personality
Original languageDutch
Pages10-17
Specialist publicationDe Psycholoog
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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