Validation of a Bahasa Indonesian Version of a Thinking Style Inventory

By Francesco Sofo and Renny Budijanto.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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This study validates the use of an Australian-designed but Bahasa Indonesian-translated thinking style inventory (Sofo, 2004). A sample of employees (n=183) from three Indonesian industries (manufacturing, retail and services) volunteered to participate in the research. The participants responded to a range of questions designed to explore their thinking, a key element of literacy learning. Results indicated that the translated version of the TSI is reliable and valid for assessing the thinking styles of the Indonesian participants (Cronbach α scores ranging from 0.78 to 0.86). Results supported the Theory of Reality Construction as a general theory of intellectual styles that applies to both academic and non-academic settings. This study discusses some insights of the thinking style preferences of employees in Indonesia and validates the contribution of thinking styles in organizational contexts.

Keywords: Thinking Style, Validation, Bahasa Indonesia, Reality Construction

International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp.17-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.479MB).

Prof. Francesco Sofo

Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra, BRUCE, ACT, Australia

I am professor of Education and fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute. My career goal is to be the best I can be in assisting in the learning and development of individuals, teams, and organisations.

Renny Budijanto

University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia

I am a PhD candidate from the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra, Australia.