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ERIC Number: EJ1108875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Dispositional Insight Scale: Development and Validation of a Tool That Measures Propensity toward Insight in Problem Solving
Ovington, Linda A.; Saliba, Anthony J.; Goldring, Jeremy
Creativity Research Journal, v28 n3 p342-347 2016
This article reports the development of a brief self-report measure of dispositional insight problem solving, the Dispositional Insight Scale (DIS). From a representative Australian database, 1,069 adults (536 women and 533 men) completed an online questionnaire. An exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis revealed a 5-item scale, with all items loading onto a single factor. Internal consistency was acceptable with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.74. The DIS showed convergent validity with other constructs that are theoretically related to insight: High need for cognition, intuition and positive affect. Normative data for the scale are also reported. The DIS appears to be useful for measuring a disposition toward insight in problem-solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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