A cross-validation study of the Kirton Adaption-
Innovation Inventory (KAI) was conducted with 256
professional employees from three applied research
and development organizations. The KAI was
found to correlate well with direct measures of innovativeness
(peer-nomination and management-rated
measures of innovativeness) as well as with indirect
indicators of innovativeness (number of publications,
education, performance as rated by management,
organizational level, self-esteem, intolerance
of ambiguity, and need for clarity). These results,
moreover, held up well in each of the three
research and development organizations. The originality
subscale was found to be a potentially useful
short version of the KAI. Implications for the use
of the KAI are discussed.
Keller, Robert T & Holland, Winford E. (1978). A cross-validation study of the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory in three research and development organizations. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 563-570. doi:10.1177/014662167800200411
Keller, Robert T.; Holland, Winford E..
A cross-validation study of the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory in three research and development organizations.
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