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ERIC Number: EJ1137249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Psychodiagnostic Properties of the Piotr Oles´ "Internal Dialogical Activity Scale"
Astretsov, D. A.; Leontiev, D. A.
Russian Education & Society, v58 n5-6 p335-354 2016
The article discusses the concept of internal dialogue and how it is understood in various schools of psychological research, including both Russia and abroad. The authors briefly investigate how the concept was understood by Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, G.M. Kuchinskii, and Hubert Hermans. The "Internal Dialogical Activity Scale" (IDAS) methodology, pioneered by Piotr Oles´, is introduced. A sample of 256 people was tested using a Russian-language version of the IDAS. A subset of 123 people from the original sample was retested two weeks later. After analysis of the empirical data, the general test score (tendency to engage in internal dialogue) was successfully validated. However, according to our data the three-factor structure of the IDAS (consisting of internal dialogue, internal world, and internal conflict) turned out to be more suitable than the original model, which included seven subscales. The former returned the highest reliability and validity indicators. Construct validity is grounded in its high correlation with various forms of reflexive processes and aspects of self-attitude. Unlike the differential reflection test proposed by Dmitry Leontiev and E.N. Osin, the IDAS represents a negative pole of reflection, confirmed by an analysis of how the IDAS correlates with other personality variables. The approach proposed in the article is suitable for both research and applied contexts. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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