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Not really my area of expertise, but I find that a very interesting question and googled a bit for answers. EFL (Entrepreneurial Finance Lab) is a for-profit company claiming to be the market leader in psychometric loan scoring, which stems from a research project of the Center of International Development at Harvard University. EFL's method has been ...


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Regarding Cronbach's $\alpha$, Wikipedia writes: It has been proposed that $\alpha$ can be viewed as the expected correlation of two tests that measure the same construct. Note that correlation is a nonparametric concept. Its definition is independent on the functional form and functional relationship of the two variables. There are numerous ways to ...


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There are a number of findings showing that people who are low in agreeableness swear more often. Apologies for the long full quote, but the relevant literature has just recently been nicely reviewed in a chapter about "Natural language use as a marker of personality" by Ireland and Mehl (2014). They cite the study you based your question on (Mehl, Gosling, ...


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I haven't used BIS and BAS scales in my research, so I will only point out some general considerations. Correctness of your correlation analyses.: Double-check your data analysis. Maybe you missed a sign somewhere or you didn't encode some scale correctly. Interpretation of your correlation analyses. Significant correlation isn't that interesting. You ...


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The concept of creativity per se makes it hard to measure it in a standardized way, since creativity by definition opposes standardization. Even tests such as the one suggested by Krysta run into the problem that in order to rate answers with regard to their rarity will have to rely on some kind of standardization according to which one can rate the answers ...



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