Title

Measures of curiosity: A literature review

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-2240-7667

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Human Resource Development Quarterly

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC. We present an assessment of curiosity measures used in organizational and social psychology literature published since the start of this century. We focus on: (a) the validity and reliability of existing measures; (b) the main dimensions tapping the operationalization of the constructs; and (c) the use of each measure in organizational settings. We identify implications of the use of each of these measures for theory and practice in the field of human resource development. Our study concludes with an assessment of the contexts in which the available measures of curiosity may be used and potential challenges in the application of these measures to further the field of human resource development. We find that curiosity measures may be most useful in organizational contexts where learning occurs, including training, socialization, collaboration, research and development, selection, global management, innovation, creativity, and career change.

ISSN

1044-8004

Publisher

Wiley

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

curiosity as state, curiosity as trait, literature review, measures of curiosity

Scopus ID

85097616964

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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