Roth, Marcus:
Validation of the Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (AISS): efficiency to predict the willingness towards occupational chance, and affection by social desirability.
2003
In: Personality and Individual Differences., Band 35 (2003), S. 1307 - 1314
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift / Fach: Psychologie
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Titel:
Validation of the Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (AISS): efficiency to predict the willingness towards occupational chance, and affection by social desirability.
Autor(in):
Roth, Marcus im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen
Erscheinungsjahr
2003
Erschienen in:
Personality and Individual Differences., Band 35 (2003), S. 1307 - 1314
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Abstract:

Examined the convergent validity of the Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (AISS) and the influence of social desirability on the scale. A sample of 205 employees of German public utility companies (aged 21-60 years) completed the AISS (with subscales Novelty and Intensity), a German scale assessing socially desirable response behavior (Soziale-Erwuenschtheits-Skala-17, SES-17), as well as a German scale measuring achievement motivation (Leistungsmotivationsinventar, LMI). The willingness towards occupational change served as an external validity criterion, and was assessed by the duration of present employment and the intention of changing the workplace. AISS scores proved to be unaffected by social desirability. Moreover, the intention of changing jobs was predicted by both achievement motivation and the AISS subscale Intensity, whereas employment duration was not associated with sensation seeking. The validity of the AISS, at least of its Intensity subscale, is inferred from a high correspondence with a non-risk behavior from the work sector.