SCALES FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF INNOVATIVENESS

Authors

  • H. THOMAS HURT,

    1. H. Thomas Hurt (Ph.D. Ohio University, 1970) is an assistant professor of Speech Communication at North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, 76203.
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  • KATHERINE JOSEPH,

    1. Katherine Joseph (M.A. West Virginia University, 1975) is an admissions representative for Duff's Business Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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  • CHESTER D. COOK

    1. Chester D. Cook (M.A. West Virginia University, 1976) is a communication systems operator for West Virginia University, Morgan-town, West Virginia, 26506.
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  • This study accepted for publication May 19, 1977.

Abstract

This paper reports the results of the development of a self-report measure of innovative-ness. The utility of such an instrument in human communication research is discussed, together with issues relating to its reliability, validity, and association with social desirability.

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