Assessing a Chinese version of the Runco Ideational Behavior Scale

Kuan Chen Tsai1
1Department of Art and Design, City University of Macau, Macao
Cite this article:  Tsai, K. C. (2015). Assessing a Chinese version of the Runco Ideational Behavior Scale. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 43(7), 1111-1122.

Volume 43 Issue 7 | e4017 | Published: August 2015 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2015.43.7.1111

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I assessed the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Runco Ideational Behavior Scale (RIBS). I recruited 107 Taiwanese children (46 boys and 61 girls) for this study. The results indicated that the Chinese version of the RIBS is valid and reliable to some extent. A 2-factor construct was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis, which is congruent with the statistical observations in the original study by Runco and colleagues. Nevertheless, the major difference between the current and original studies is that, in order to attain measurement model validity, 6 items were dropped from the Chinese version of the RIBS. Overall, the results obtained in the current study indicate that this abridged Chinese-language version of the RIBS has promise for future use. Limitations and implications of the study are discussed.

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