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The Sensational Interests Questionnaire

Made available on myPersonality in collaboration with Gareth Hagger-Johnson and Vincent Egan.

About

  • SIQ was developed to measure “sensational” (vivid, exciting, savage or violent) interests among the general population.
  • five dimensions: militarism; the violent-occult; intellectual interests; paranormal credulousness; and wholesome activities
  • According to the original paper, one could compute the total score, too.
scale nameitemsour reliabilityoriginal reliability
Militarism militarism4,7,9,13,14,16,17,22,23,25 .79 .84
Violent-Occult violocc3,7,8,13,18,24,28 .66 .77
Intellectual Recreation intellect1,11,15,19,20,21,26.57 .75
Occult Credulousness credulousness1,2,3,10,18,27,28 .75.75
Wholesome Activities wholeint5,6,9,12,26 .69.68

Questions

Users are asked:

Below, there is a list of interests. Please use the rating scale to describe what you think of each interest. Rate the extent of your interest in relation to other people you know of the same sex as you are, and roughly your same age.

So that you can rate each interest in an honest manner, your opinions about individual interests will not be displayed, only the overall calculation of your interests split into 5 scales.

Options are:

  • Great Dislike
  • Slight Dislike
  • No Opinion
  • Slight Interest
  • Great Interest

Item List

1 = “Alternative medicine”

2 = “Astrology”

3 = “Black magic”

4 = “Body-building”

5 = “Camping”

6 = “Country and hill walking”

7 = “Crossbows, knives and swords”

8 = “Drugs”

9 = “Fishing”

10 = “Flying saucers”

11 = “Foreign travel”

12 = “Gardening”

13 = “Guns and shooting”

14 = “Martial arts”

15 = “Medicine”

16 = “Mercenaries and the SAS”

17 = “Motorbikes”

18 = “Paganism”

19 = “Philosophy”

20 = “Psychology and psychiatry”

21 = “Singing and making music”

22 = “Sporting activities”

23 = “Survivalism”

24 = “Tattoos and body piercing”

25 = “The armed forces”

26 = “The environment”

27 = “The paranormal”

28 = “Vampires and wolves”

sensational_interests_questionnaire.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/25 03:08 by Michal Kosinski