Construct Development and Scale Creation

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Construct Development and Scale Creation
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For this assignment I would like to measure attitude as it relates to neurosis, self-esteem and psychological health. The development of competitiveness and its affiliation with hyper-competitiveness will also be measured in terms of aggression, dominance and exhibitionism. Hyper-competitiveness is when individuals will do anything necessary to avoid losing. The feelings associated with hyper-competitiveness directly effect self-worth. Self-worth is enhanced by manipulating, exploiting and denigrating others. Aggression is the key component in defeating competitors (Cohen &
Swerdlik
, 2005;
Ryckman
et al., 1996).
Competitive attitudes shape our environment and create a culture of...
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..... research is that self-contained individuals and hyper-competitive individuals are motivated to succeed at the expense of others. Low-self-esteem with this group of individuals is directly connected to losing (Cohen &
Swerdlik
, 2005;
Ryckman
et al., 1996).
References
Cohen, R.J. &
Swerdlik,M.E
. (2005). Psychological testing and
assessment: An introduction to tests and measurement (6th ed.) New York. McGraw Hill.
Ryckman
, R., Hammer, M.,
Kaczor
, L. & Gold, J. (1996).
Construction of a personal development competitive attitude scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 66. Retrieved September 23, 2009, from http://www.questia.com/read/77040618?title=Construction%20of%20a%20Personal%20Development%20Competitive%20Attitude%20Scale