The scale of Preference for Consistency: PFC proposed by Cialdini, Trost, and Newsom (1995) is a multidimensional measure using a 9-point Likert scale items ranging from 1 Strongly Disagree to 9 Strongly Agree. This scale has overall 18 items and there are three constructs were used as follows:
- Rigidity - internal consistency
- Personal need for structure - public consistency
- Self-consciousness, and the extroversion and openness factors - others' consistency
All three components contain items specific to represents a dispositional preference for or against consistent .
The authors described
"Preference for consistency (PFC) is generally seen as "a tendency to base one's responses to incoming stimuli on the implications of existing (prior entry) variables, such as previous expectancies, commitments, and choices"
Cialdini, R. B.,Trost, M. R., & Newsom
Reliability and Validity
- Rigidity – 0.48
- Personal need for structure - 0.47
- Self-consciousness, and the extroversion and openness factors – 0.25, -0.22, -0.38.
Obtaining the PFC
The author expressed their perception in following, with regards to PFC scale Researchers may utilise the scale of Preference for Consistency: PFC (Cialdini, Trost, and Newsom 1995) in any proper published source.
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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