The Need to precision: NFP developed by Viswanathan (1997) is a multidimensional measure and composed of 13 items using a 7-point Likert scale items ranging from 1 Strongly Disagree to 7 Strongly Agree. The components of this scale are:
- Breadth of categorization
- Unit of perception,
- Need for cognition,
- Tolerance for ambiguity,
- Field dependability,
- Attitudes toward numerical information, statistics, and mathematics.
All the above components contain items specific to Need to precision.
The authors state
" NFP is a preference for engaging in a relatively fine-grained mode of processing."
Reliability and Validity
- NFP - 0.76 to0 .84
- Sorting task- 0.48
- Tolerance for ambiguity- 0.25
- Need for cognition- 0.27
- Attitudes toward numerical information, statistics, and mathematics - 0.36; 0.28; 0.30
Obtaining the NFP
University of Illinois
The author expressed their perception in following, with regards to NFP scale; Researchers may utilise the scale of Need to precision: NFP (Viswanathan 1997) in any proper published source.
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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