Implicit Person Theory Scale

The Implicit Person Theory Scale is an 8-item measure of the extent to which an individual believes they can change. Items within the measure are answered on a six-point Likert scale.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness
Subdomain

Implicit person theory

Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
8 items
Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Heslin, P. A., VandeWalle, D. & Latham, G. P. (2005). The effect of implicit person theory on performance appraisals. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90(5), 842-856. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.90.5.842

Levy, S. R., Dweck, C. S., & Stroessner, S. J. (1998). Stereotype formation and endorsement: The role of implicit theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74(6), 1421-1436. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.74.6.1421

Werth, L. & Forster, J. (2002). Implicit person theories influence memory judgments: The circumstances under which metacognitive knowledge is used. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 353-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.95

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Dweck, C. S., Chiu, C. Y., & Hong, Y. Y. (1995). Implicit theories and their role in judgments and reactions: A world from two perspectives. Psychological Inquiry, 6(4), 267-285. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1448940

Item Type
Likert