The Domain-Specific Risk Taking Scale for Adult Populations – Item selection and preliminary psychometric properties

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Authors
  1. Blais, A.-R.
  2. Weber, E.U.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Columbia Univ, New York NY (US)
Abstract
In order to fill the need for an individual-difference measure of risk taking in Judgment and Decision Making (J/DM) research and inspired by the psychological risk-return model of risky choice, Weber, Blais, and Betz (2002) developed an instrument to assess risk taking, the Domain-Specific Risk-Taking (DOSPERT) Scale, that allows researchers and practitioners to assess both conventional risk attitudes and perceived-risk attitudes in six commonly encountered content risk domains (i.e., ethical, gambling, health/safety, investing, recreational, and social). Our primary aim here was to document the changes we made to the DOSPERT Scale and present the results of the initial psychometric work we conducted on this revised 48-item version of the instrument, which we hope to present, after further development and validated work, as the most current, updated version of the DOSPERT Scale to be used with broader adult populations (including military ones).

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2009-203 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2009
Number of Pages
45
DSTKIM No
CA034557
CANDIS No
534123
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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