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Need to Evaluate Scale - deutsche Fassung
The NES is a translation of 16 items of an English-language scale whose development goes back to Jarvis and Petty (1996). It is intended to measure the need and basic willingness of individuals to make evaluative judgements about objects of attitudes. The 16 items are divided into two subscales: (1) Need to evaluate (k = 7) and (2) Need to be neutral (k = 5). Reliability: Cronbach's alpha was alpha = .60-.70. Validity: It was examined how valid the NES records the willingness of individuals to make evaluative judgements on objects of attitude. In this respect, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out, which provided indications for the internal validity of the overall scale and the internal consistency of the two partial scales. The correlations to the individual additional scales as well as to the age and gender of the persons examined served as indicators for the external validity. Weakly positive correlations were found with Need for Cognition (NFC), Faith in Intuition (FI), Self Value (SWG) and Self Effectiveness (SWE).
Collani, G. v. (2009). NES. Need to Evaluate Scale - deutsche Fassung [Verfahrensdokumentation und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name NES
English Name Need to Evaluate Scale - German version
Authors Collani, G. v.
Published in Test archive 2009
Copyright/Licence Copyright Author; CC-BY-SA 4.0
Key words Needs, Need Satisfaction, Evaluation
Language versions deu
Construct Need to Evaluate
Application age 14-77 years old
Item number 16 items
Subscales (1) Need to evaluate, (2) Need to be neutral
Application time ca. 5 min.
Interpretation time No information.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .60-.70.
Validity Findings on internal and external validity.
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Collani, G. v. (2002). Eine deutsche Skala zum Bedürfnis nach Bewertung (Need to Evaluate). Leipzig: Universität Leipzig, Professur Sozialpsychologie.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. Dr. Gernot von Collani, Emeritus, Universität Leipzig, Professur Sozialpsychologie, Seeburgstraße 14-20, D-04103 Leipzig