Personal Growth Initiative Scale II (PGIS-II)

Author of Tool: 

Robitschek, C., Ashton, M. W., Spering, C. C., Geiger, N., Byers, D., Schotts, G. C., & Thoen, M

Key references: 

Robitschek, C., Ashton, M. W., Spering, C. C., Geiger, N., Byers, D., Schotts, G. C., & Thoen, M. (2012). Development and psychometric properties of the Personal Growth Initiative Scale – II. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 274-287. doi: 10.1037/a0027310

Primary use / Purpose: 

The PGIS-II is a revised multidimensional measure of the complex processes of personal growth initiative, which can be described as a person's active and intentional involvement in changing and developing as a person.

Background: 

The Personal Growth Initiative Scale-II (PGIS-II), includes 4 subscales: Readiness for Change, Planfulness, Using Resources, and Intentional Behavior.

Psychometrics: 

A study into the psychometric evaluation of the PGIS-II (Robitschek et al., 2012) provides exploratory and confirmatory evidence for the 4-factor structure, strong internal consistency for the subscales and overall score across samples, acceptable temporal stability at all assessed intervals, and concurrent and discriminant validity of the PGIS-II.

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