Perspectives Questionnaire: Measuring propensities to take viewpoints ofagent or recipient

Wiesław Baryła , Olga Białobrzeska , Konrad Bocian , Michał Parzuchowski , Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska , Bogdan Wojciszke


This article introduces the Perspectives Questionnaire (PQ), a self-rated measure of propensities to take agent and recipient perspectives in social cognition. Each social interaction involves two separate perspectives – that of an agent (a person who performs an action) and that of a recipient (a person at whom the action is directed and who experiences its effects). Studies with six samples (N = 2037) showed that PQ has a stable, two-factorial structure in two languages (English and Polish) and consists of the agent and recipient subscales. Present studies show both convergent and discriminant validity of PQ. The agent perspective is positively related to agentic orientation and values, the promotion focus and acting for self-interest, as well as with personality traits conducive to action, like conscientiousness, extraversion, and openness to experience. The recipient perspective is related to communal orientation and values and it correlates with personality traits conducive to experiencing, like neuroticism, empathic concern and distress. A Polish national sample data showed that high scores in the agent scale are accompanied by higher life achievements both objective (income, prestige, education) and subjective (life-satisfaction, feelings of success, self-esteem, feelings of control)
Author Wiesław Baryła (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Wiesław Baryła,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Olga Białobrzeska (Wydział Psychologii)
Olga Białobrzeska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Konrad Bocian (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Konrad Bocian,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Michał Parzuchowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Michał Parzuchowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Bogdan Wojciszke (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Bogdan Wojciszke,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
Journal seriesPersonality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishAgent, Recipient, Agency, Communion
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
Perspectives Questionnaire_ Measuring propensities to take viewpoints ofagent or recipient.pdf 598.59 KB
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Oswiadczenie_O.Bialobrzeska_Perspectives Questionnaire.pdf 205.74 KB
PARZUCHOWSKI_afiliacja_Measuring propensities to take viewpoint_2019.pdf 17.12 KB
afiliacja_Szymków_Perspectives questionnaire_Measuring propensities to take viewpoints of agent or recipient.pdf 19.79 KB
Wojciszke_afiliacje_PQ_PAID_2019.pdf 308.96 KB
Baryła_afiliacja_Perspectives questionnaire Measuring propensities to take viewpoints of agent or recipient.pdf 15.24 KB
afiliacja Bocian.pdf 730.83 KB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.183; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.967 (2) - 2017=2.39 (5)
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