Measures of the trait of confidence

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Stankov, Lazar, Kleitman, Sabina and Jackson, Simon A.. 2015. "Measures of the trait of confidence." Boyle, Gregory J., Saklofske, Donald H. and Matthews, Gerald (ed.) Measures of personality and social psychological constructs. London, United Kingdom. Elsevier. pp. 158-189
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Measures of the trait of confidence

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1821
Book TitleMeasures of personality and social psychological constructs
AuthorsStankov, Lazar (Author), Kleitman, Sabina (Author) and Jackson, Simon A. (Author)
EditorsBoyle, Gregory J., Saklofske, Donald H. and Matthews, Gerald
Page Range158-189
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages32
Year2015
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9780123869159
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00007-3
Web Address (URL)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123869159000073
Abstract

This chapter reviews the item content, intended use, and psychometric properties of two main kinds of assessments that have been employed in studies of individual differences in confidence: Self-report questionnaires assessing one's own beliefs to accomplish different tasks; and online, on-task confidence judgments of performance accuracy. First, we review six self-report measures that assess either cognitive (academic and vocational tasks) or physical (sports) confidence. We then briefly describe the use of confidence measures in studies of self-efficacy, outlining their differences and similarities with broader on-task measures of confidence. Finally, we focus on the online, performance-based, assessment of confidence and consider different indices of confidence calibration with accuracy. To date, online on-task measures have demonstrated the sound psychometric properties. This includes demonstrations of the greatest predictive validity for a range of outcomes such as educational achievement and decision-making behavior. Currently, no evidence exists relating self-report and online measures of confidence. Directions for future studies are offered for both types of assessments.

Keywordsconfidence; on-task measures; psychometric properties; self-efficacy; self-perception; self-report measures
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Catholic University
University of Sydney
Journal TitleMeasures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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