Preference for Numerical information: PNI (Viswanathan 1993) - Statswork

Preference for Numerical information: PNI (Viswanathan 1993)

The preference for Numerical information: PNI scale were developed by Viswanathan (1993) which composed of 20 items scored on 7-point Likert scale items ranging from 1 Strongly Disagree to 7 Strongly Agree. There are three components are:

  • Usefulness,
  • Satisfaction
  • Enjoyment individuals

All three components contain items specific to reflects a preference/proclivity, and not necessarily an ability, toward numerical information.

The authors state:

"PNI also focuses on numerical information rather than mathematical or statistical domains, and the PNI is considered relevant to a variety of settings rather than a specific context "


Viswanathan, Madhubalan

Reliability and Validity

  • Coefficient alpha estimates for the PNI were .92 to .94

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Southwestern university

The author expressed their perception in following, with regards to PNI scale. Researchers may utilise the scale of Preference for Numerical information: PNI (Viswanathan 1993) in any proper published source.

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