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ERIC Number: EJ817711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
A Dilemmas Task for Eliciting Risk Propensity
Botella, Juan; Narvaez, Maria; Martinez-Molina, Agustin; Rubio, Victor J.; Santacreu, Jose
Psychological Record, v58 n4 p529-546 Fall 2008
Risk propensity (RP) is a trait characterized by an increased probability of engaging in behaviors that have some potential danger or harm but also provide an opportunity for some benefit. In the present study, a new RP task with several dilemmas was explored. Each dilemma includes the initial set plus successive approximations for estimating the Indifference Value between a Secure and the expected value of an uncertain Game. The scores showed good internal consistency, reasonably test-retest reliability, and good validity. The risk propensity dilemmas (RPD) task is proposed as an addition to an ideal battery of tasks for reflecting a complex trait that should be assessed from varied perspectives, procedures, and scenarios of uncertainty. (Contains 1 footnote, 3 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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