Authors: Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot
WHAT THE QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURES
The IS is a brief, face-valid measure of inspiration, a motivational resource that has been under-appreciated by psychologists. The measure consists of 4-item frequency and intensity subscales that may be combined into an overall inspiration scale. The IS has strong psychometric properties: it demonstrates a consistent two-factor structure, internal consistency, temporal stability, and measurement invariance across time and across populations. The IS also demonstrates strong evidence of construct validity and empirical utility: its nomological network includes openness to experience, intrinsic motivation, BAS, and creativity, as well as the holding of U.S. patents; the frequency and intensity subscales predict their corresponding dimensions in daily experience; and the scale predicts a range of positive consequences (openness to experience, work-mastery motivation, creativity, perceived competence, and self-determination) while controlling trait measures of these outcomes and trait positive affect. The IS takes a minute or two to complete.
Thrash, T. M., & Elliot, A. J. (2003). Inspiration as a psychological construct. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 871-889.
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