CURIOSITY – CURIOUS

The curiosity test describes a person's enjoyment of learning and thinking in general and captures whether and how willing a person is to research information, acquire knowledge and tackle complex problems.

Personality Test with verbal content

12 items

Test without time limit

Processing time: approx. 3 minutes

Inhouse-test with supervision

Home-test without supervision

Languages:

Croatian, Dutch, English, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

other languages on request

Optimized for

desktop, tablet, smartphone

Level
Apprentices
Career starters
Experienced
Management

People with high values in this dimension are often successful in an environment of change that demands constant improvement and innovative approaches. They bring with them the endurance needed to solve related problems and introduce processes.


Dimensions


Instructions

The test CURIOUS is completed randomly, in Likert scale format. Following an introductory instruction, individual job-related statements (items) are specified, which must be evaluated on a 7-level scale with regard to agreement/disagreement. All items of the item pool are in random order. The presentation typically takes place together with other personality scales in a test module. The items from the various tests are mixed together to reduce fatigue and transparency and thus socially desired response behaviour.


Theoretical background

Curiosity is an important personality trait that predicts key professional aspects such as the profession-specific acquisition of knowledge and competence. It is also related to the ability to solve unknown or novel problems. The trait describes the extent to which people drive innovation or recognise the need to initiate changes. Empirical studies show that the test result makes it possible to predict professional success as well as to forecast school and university achievements.

CURIOUS is particularly recommended for knowledge-intensive and educational activities or for people in training positions.

Psychometric properties

Reliability
α = .87

Construct validity
convergent:
.16 Emotional Stability
.27 Extraversion
.43 Conscientiousness
.45 Openness
.17 Agreeableness (TAKE5)
divergent:
.07 Commercial Skills (PROFFICE)
.19 Technical and Commercial Skills (PRODUCTION)

Criterion validity
.42 Career Success
.16 Training Success

Norm basis
N > 25,000

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