Bernad Batinic, Markus Appel, Timo Gnambs,
"Examining Individual Differences in Interpersonal Influence: On the Psychometric Properties of the Generalized Opinion Leadership Scale (GOLS)"
, in The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, Vol. 150, Nummer 1, Seite(n) 88-101, 2016
Examining Individual Differences in Interpersonal Influence: On the Psychometric Properties of the Generalized Opinion Leadership Scale (GOLS)
Sprache des Titels:
Opinion leadership describes an individual's tendency to informally influence others? attitudes and overt behaviors. In contrast to contemporary views of opinion leadership as a highly domain-specific trait, this paper introduces a multi-faceted personality trait, generalized opinion leadership (GOL) that characterizes exceptionally influential individuals independent of a specific subject area. Two studies report on the psychometric properties of a scale to assess GOL. Study 1 is based on three independent samples (N = 1,575, N = 1,275, and N = 231) and demonstrates the factorial structure of the instrument and its measurement invariance across sex, age, and educational levels. Study 2 (N = 310) analyzes multitrait-multiinformant data to highlight the scale's discriminant validity with regard to innovativeness and trendsetting.
Sprache der Kurzfassung:
The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied