The Maximization Inventory
- Author(s): Turner, Brandon M.
- Rim, Hye B.
- Betz, Nancy E.
- Nygren, Thomas E.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://journal.sjdm.org/11/11914/jdm11914.pdf
We present the Maximization Inventory, which consists of three separate scales: decision difﬁculty, alternative search, and satisﬁcing. We show that the items of the Maximization Inventory have much better psychometric properties when compared to the original Maximization Scale (Schwartz et al., 2002). The satisﬁcing scale is a new addition to the study of maximization behavior, and we demonstrate that this scale is positively correlated with positive adaptation, whereas the decision difﬁculty and alternative search scales are positively correlated with nonproductive decisional behavior. The Maximization Inventory was then compared to previous maximization scales and, while the decision difﬁculty and alternative search scales are positively correlated with similar previous constructs, the satisﬁcing scale offers a dimension entirely different from maximization