Current Psychology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 966–981 | Cite as

The Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale. The Development of a New Scale to Measure a New Construct

  • Giuseppe Craparo
  • Paola Magnano
  • Anna Paolillo
  • Valentina Costantino


Living in a risky society, in which risk and uncertainty are the rule rather than the exception implies that individuals need to develop new psychological resources to face unpredictable changes and to consider risk and uncertainty as opportunities. This study presents a new definition of the construct of Subjective Risk Intelligence and a new scale to measure this construct, composed of four dimensions: imaginative capability, problem-solving self-efficacy, positive attitude toward uncertainty, and emotional stress vulnerability. The structure and the concurrent and discriminant validity of the scale have been verified, and have demonstrated good psychometric features. Indications for future research and applications in interventions are provided.


Risk intelligence Uncertainty Self-efficacy Problem solving Imaginative capability 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Craparo
    • 1
  • Paola Magnano
    • 1
  • Anna Paolillo
    • 2
  • Valentina Costantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Human and Social SciencesKore UniversityEnnaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy, Education and PsychologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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