Development of Pictorial Situational Judgement Test of Affect


Personality and emotion theories conceptualize the affect which refers to differences in how individual response to subjective aspect of emotional and motivational states as well as the processes. Prior researches have explored the dynamics of momentary emotional experiences by situational process; and the enduring dispositional differences in study of traits. The current study was aimed at developing Pictorial Situational Judgement Test (P-SJT), based on a semi-projective approach for assessment of affect. Initially a pool of 100 items covering positive affect and negative affect dimension was developed based on critical incidents obtained from male and female college-going students of India. The 60 item P-SJT was evaluated with content validity. The article emphasizes the developmental procedure of pictorial situational judgment test of affect and the P-SJT should be useful for the researchers interested in investigating individual differences in identifying emotional states and traits. Limitations and directions for future research are also addressed.

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Sharma, N. & Nagle, Y. (2015). Development of Pictorial Situational Judgement Test of Affect. Psychology, 6, 400-408. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.64037.

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