Sciences and Mathematics, College of
Psychological Science, Department of
SURS Faculty Advisor
Introversion, the “preoccupation with inner ideas and emotions” (Henjum, 1982, pp. 39-40), is underrepresented in research. It has been considered in research and media to be a less desirable trait and failed achievement of extraversion (Noya & Vernon, 2019). Additionally, many measures fail to accurately present introversion as its own construct, but rather as merely a lack of extraversion. The current study aimed to develop and validate a measure on introversion in relation to extraversion, social involvement, social anxiety, and academic achievement. Belmont University Introductory Psychology students were asked to complete questionnaires on Qualtrics that measured demographics, introversion, extraversion, social involvement, social anxiety, and academic achievement. Three hypotheses were tested. First, we hypothesized that our scale would demonstrate reliability through internal consistency, split-half reliability, inter-item correlations, and item-total correlations. Second, we hypothesized that our scale would demonstrate convergent validity by being significantly associated with extraversion, social anxiety, and academic achievement. Finally, we hypothesized that our scale would demonstrate concurrent validity by significantly predicting social involvement. Results and discussion are forthcoming.
Cloud, Emily; McKinley, Niya; Jemtrud, Jenna; and Cosgriff, Mackenzie, "Psychology: A Newly Developed Scale on Introversion" (2023). Science University Research Symposium (SURS). 137.