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Title: Self-Motivation Inventory (CAPS-SMI module)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-SMI
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-SMI
description:
"Rod K. Dishman and William Ickes (Article Abstract): This test was designed to assess self-motivation, conceptualized as a behavioral tendency to persevere independent of situational reinforcements. Scale refinement yielded has yielded a logically valid and reliable measure with a high internal consistency. Repeated measurements indicated a high degree of scale stability reinforcing the conception of self-motivation as relatively enduring and trait-like. Convergent evidence for construct val idity was provided by the Self-Motivation Inventory's (SMI) relationship with the Thomas-Zander Ego-Strength Scale and other more behaviorally specific attitudes. Discriminant validity was evidenced by minimal overlap with motivational measures of social desirability, health locus of control, and achievement tendency; in each case, less than 10% of the variance in self-motivation was explained. Predictive validity was demonstrated in a variety of naturalistic settings in which perseverant behavior was easily quantified. These included habitual exercise programs for exercise training, preventive medicine, and acute exercise. The diversity of these settings supported the situational invariance of self-motivation. Collectively, these findings provide considerable support for the valid and reliable assessment of self-motivation and for its distinctive utility in enhancing the prediction of perseverant behavior, specifically, adherence to therapeutic exercise." Scoring information: 40 items are scored on scale from 1 to 5. Some items are reversed scored. Total score is the sum of all items, high scores indicate high perseverance. Items SMI1 SMI2 SMI4 SMI7 SMI8 SMI9 SMI11 SMI14 SMI15 SMI17 SMI18 SMI24 SMI26 SMI28 SMI30 SMI31 SMI32 SMI34 SMI35 SMI36 SMI40 are the items to be reverse scored. A total score, SMITOT is created by summing all of the items after reverse scoring as indicated above.
description:
2010, "Self-Motivation Inventory (CAPS-SMI module)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-SMI
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997