The Domain-Specific Risk Taking Scale for Adult Populations: Item Selection and Preliminary Psychometric Properties
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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In order to fill the need for an individual-difference measure of risk taking in Judgment and Decision Making JDM 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, healthsafety, 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.