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BEHAVIORAL IMPLICATIONS OF ADAPTION-INNOVATION: II. ADAPTION-INNOVATION AND MOTIVATION FOR UNIQUENESS

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Abstract:

The heuristic similarity between innovativeness and uniqueness motivation was investigated. Fifty-eight male and 107 female first-year undergraduates completed the Need for Uniqueness Scale (NUS; Snyder and Fromkin, 1980) and Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI; Kirton, 1976). As predicted, Innovators obtained significantly higher scores on uniqueness motivation than did Adaptors (p < .001), and Need for Uniqueness correlated substantially with Innovation (r=0.55). These findings provide support for the hypothesis that uniqueness-seeking may simply be a manifestion of extreme innovativeness rather than an independent dimension of personality.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1996.24.3.231

Publication date: January 1, 1996

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