Factor analysis of the Revised Spontaneity Assessment Inventory (SAI-R)

  • David A. Kipper
  • Christopher R. Beasley


The present study describes a factor analysis of the Revised Spontaneity Assessment Inventory (SAI-R), an original scale design to measure spontaneity. The analysis revealed three factors underlying the inventory. The first, titled vigor/ pleasure, suggests that spontaneity is a pleasurable and dynamic experience. The second factor, titled freedom, indicates that spontaneity is characterized by a sense of free expression and actions unhindered by conventions. The third factor, titled involvement/focus, indicates that spontaneity is focused experience a characteristics that separates it from impulsivity. These factors seemed consistent with the theoretical understanding of spontaneity.


Spontaneity Factor analysis Measurement Psychodrama 

Faktorenanalyse des Revidierten Spontaneität Assessment Inventars

Zusammenfassung Faktorenanalyse des Revidierten Spontaneität Assessment Inventars (SAI-R)

Diese Studie beschreibt die Faktorenanalyse des Revidierten Spontaneität Assessment Inventars (SAI-R), eine Originalskala, die entwickelt wurde, um Spontaneität zu messen. Die Analyse zeigte drei Faktoren, die dem Inventar zu Grunde liegen. Der erste mit dem Titel Vitalität/Behagen, legt nahe, dass die Spontaneität eine angenehme und dynamische Erfahrung ist. Der zweite Faktor, betitelt mit Freiheit, besagt, dass Spontaneität im Sinne des freien Ausdrucks und Handlung sich von Konventionen nicht behindern lässt. Der dritte Faktor, mit dem Titel Beteiligtsein/Fokus, zeigt an, dass Spontaneität eine Eigenschaft des Erlebens ist, die anders als Impulsivität zu verstehen ist. Diese Faktoren sind konsistent mit dem theoretischen Verständnis der Spontaneität.


Spontaneität Faktorenanalyse Test Psychodrama 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Kipper
    • 1
  • Christopher R. Beasley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWashington CollegeChestertownUSA

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