Title: Validating originality, efficiency and rule conformity sub-scales in the adaptor-innovator in the workplace measure

Authors: Alexander McLeod, Hui Wang

Addresses: Accounting & Information Systems, 1664 N. Virginia St. Mailstop/026, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA. ' Department of Information Technology, RU Station Box 6933, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142, USA

Abstract: Researcher demand for cognitive style measures is based on individual differences and the need to determine their influence. Several researchers have examined how individuals who desire to |do things better|, termed adaptors, differ from those who desire to |do things differently|, termed innovators. How these two groups vary with regards to information systems provides insight into many aspects of information technology including, development, training, implementation and use. While the basic adaptor-innovator in the workplace (AI-W) scale has been validated, there is a need to extend this measure and test for the existence of three distinct sub-scales. This work attempts to extend the AI-W scale and validate the existence of individual approach to efficiency, rule governance and sufficiency of originality so that other researchers may use this scale in future work. Initial results indicate the existence of the sub-scales providing a foundation for future work.

Keywords: cognitive styles; adaptors; innovators; workplaces; originality; efficiency; rule conformity; innovation; validation; sub-scales; individual differences; researchers; information systems; ICT; information technology; communications technology; AI-W scale; individual approaches; rule governance; behavioural research; healthcare research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBHR.2011.041049

International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2011 Vol.2 No.3, pp.277 - 287

Published online: 30 Jun 2011 *

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