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Part 1: Construct Development and Scale Creation
The construct that will be measure in this paper will be arrogance versus confidence. The construct development, scale creation, and process analysis will determine how arrogance or confident a person may be. An operational definition of this construct using in Driver,(2007), Vixie,(2011) and Johnson, Silverman, Shyamsunder, Swee, Rodopman, Cho, & Bauer, (2010) they basically describe arrogance as some who is conceited, boasting and hard to get along with. They think that they are better than ordinary people and confidence is someone who is aware of their strengths without putting others down. The five items that are used to sample my domain are: ego, self-pride, conceit, self-love, and vanity. Scaling method for measuring arrogance versus confidence will involve a survey consisting of 8 questions. These questions will test participants on well they are aware of themselves as being arrogant or confident in different settings. The instruments are as followed:
Confident or Arrogance Test
1. If you had an argument with a friend, and starting to think that you were wrong. What will you do?
a. You call back to apologized
b. You call back to explain yourself
c. You wait until they call back
2. When you are wrong , you admit your faults:
b. Only when you are wrong
c. All the time
3. In arguments, who is usually right?
a. The other person
b. It depends on the argument
c. Or you
4. Is it easy to talk about your feelings?
a. Very easily
c. Depends on the situation
5. People who know you well think that you are:
a. Not proud of yourself
b. Proud... [continues]
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