Subjective Risk Intelligence (SRI) is the ability to consider risky and uncertain situations as opportunities rather than threats. SRI is constituted by four dimensions: attitude toward uncertainty, imaginative capability, problem solving self-efficacy and stress management. Adolescence is a period in life in which individuals face crucial life-tasks, that nowadays become complex due to uncertainty about future life and career. The present study aims to adapt the Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale (SRIS-A) for use with adolescences and examine its factor structure, psychometric properties, and relationships with related constructs (coping strategies, problem solving self-efficacy and courage). Participants were 641 Italian adolescents, balanced by gender. The results of the study showed that the suggested four-dimension scale structure adequately explained item correlations. Further, adequate reliability, construct validity and measurement invariance by gender were supported, suggesting that SRIS-A has adequate concurrent and convergent validity. Suggestions for further studies of SRI during adolescence using the SRIS-A are discussed.

Adaptation and Validation of the Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale for Italian Adolescents (SRIS-A)

Magnano Paola;Guarnera Maria;Zarbo Rita;Craparo Giuseppe
Conceptualization
2021

Abstract

Subjective Risk Intelligence (SRI) is the ability to consider risky and uncertain situations as opportunities rather than threats. SRI is constituted by four dimensions: attitude toward uncertainty, imaginative capability, problem solving self-efficacy and stress management. Adolescence is a period in life in which individuals face crucial life-tasks, that nowadays become complex due to uncertainty about future life and career. The present study aims to adapt the Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale (SRIS-A) for use with adolescences and examine its factor structure, psychometric properties, and relationships with related constructs (coping strategies, problem solving self-efficacy and courage). Participants were 641 Italian adolescents, balanced by gender. The results of the study showed that the suggested four-dimension scale structure adequately explained item correlations. Further, adequate reliability, construct validity and measurement invariance by gender were supported, suggesting that SRIS-A has adequate concurrent and convergent validity. Suggestions for further studies of SRI during adolescence using the SRIS-A are discussed.
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