Measuring Epistemic Curiosity and Its Diversive and Specific Components

  title={Measuring Epistemic Curiosity and Its Diversive and Specific Components},
  author={Jordan Litman and Charles Donald Spielberger},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  pages={75 - 86}
A questionnaire constructed to assess epistemic curiosity (EC) and perceptual curiosity (PC) curiosity was administered to 739 undergraduates (546 women, 193 men) ranging in age from 18 to 65. The study participants also responded to the trait anxiety, anger, depression, and curiosity scales of the State-Trait Personality Inventory (STPI; Spielberger et al., 1979) and selected subscales of the Sensation Seeking (SSS; Zuckerman, Kolin, Price, & Zoob, 1964) and Novelty Experiencing (NES; Pearson… 
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