Cognitive Abilities Scale

1.    I have a high ability in listening to and understanding words and sentences spoken by others.
2.    I have a high ability to understanding written words and sentences.
3.    I have a high ability to speak words and sentences so others will understand.
4.    I have a high ability to write words and sentences so others will understand. This includes the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing. This ability involves knowledge of the meanings and distinctions among words‚ knowledge of grammar‚ and the ability to organize sentences and paragraphs.
5.    I have a high ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. This concerns the number of ideas produced‚ rather than the quality‚ of ideas.
6.    I have a high ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation. This is the ability to produce creative solutions to problems or to develop new ways to solve a problem when the standard ways don’t apply.
7.    I have a high ability to remember information such as words‚ numbers‚ pictures‚ and procedures. This includes pieces of information being remembered by themselves or with other pieces of information.
8.    I have a high ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. This is the ability to identify the whole problem as well as the various parts of the problem.
9.    I have a high ability to understand and organize a problem and then to se‎lect a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem. This encompasses reasoning through mathematical problems‚ in order to determine appropriate operations which can be performed to solve problems. It also includes the understanding or structuring of mathematical problems. The actual manipulation of numbers is not included in this ability.
10.I have a high ability to add‚ subtract‚ multiply‚ or divide numbers quickly and correctly. These procedures can be steps in other operations like finding percents and taking square roots.
11.I have a high ability in applying general rules to specific problems‚ to come up with logical answers. This involves deciding if an answer makes sense.
12.I have a high ability to combine separate pieces of information‚ or specific answers to problems‚ to form general rules or conclusions. This involves the ability to think of possible reasons why things go together. It also includes coming up with a logical explanation for a series of events that seem unrelated.
13.I have a high ability to correctly follow a rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The rule or set of rules to be used must already be given. The things or actions to be put in order can include numbers‚ letters‚ words‚ pictures‚ procedures‚ sentences‚ and mathematical or logical operations.
14.I have a high ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group a set of things in a different way. Each different group must contain at least two things from the original set of things.
15.I have a high ability to quickly make sense of information that at first seems to be without meaning or organization. This involves the degree to which different pieces of information can be combined and organized into one meaningful pattern quickly. The material may be visual or auditory.
16.I have a high ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure‚ word‚ or object) that is hidden in other material. The task is to pick out the pattern you are looking for from the background material.
17.I have a high ability to tell where I am in relation to the location of some object‚ or to tell where the object is in relation to me. This ability allows you to keep oriented in a vehicle as it changes location and direction. It helps keep you from getting disoriented or lost as you move about in a new environment.
18.I have a high ability to imagine how something will look when it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. This requires the forming of mental images of what patterns or objects would look like after certain changes‚ such as unfolding or rotation. You have to predict what an object‚ set of objects‚ or pattern would look like after the changes were carried out.
19.I have a high ability to compare letters‚ numbers‚ objects‚ pictures‚ or patterns‚ both quickly and accurately. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
20.I have a high ability to concentrate on a task without getting distracted. When distraction is present‚ it is not part of the task being done. This ability also involves concentrating while performing a boring task.
21.I have a high ability to shift back and forth between two or more sources of information. The information can be in the form of speech‚ signals‚ sounds‚ touch‚ or other sources.
Cronbach‘s alpha of .84 for time one‚ and .83 for time two.
Perceptual Abilities‚ Spatial Abilities‚ Idea Generation and Reasoning‚ Quantitative Abilities‚ Memory‚ Attentiveness‚ and Verbal Abilities
1=Describes me extremely poorly‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7=Describes me extremely well

Fleishman‚ E. A.‚ & Reilly‚ M. E. (1992)‚ Handbook of human abilities: Definitions‚ measurements‚ and job task requirements. Bethesda‚ MD: Management Research Institute.

Fleishman‚ E. A. & Reilly‚ M. E. (1992). Administrator’s guide F-JAS: Fleishman Job Analysis Survey. Palo‚ Alto‚ CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Condon. Ryan J.‚ (2011).  The Relationship between Self-Awareness and Leadership: Extending Measurement and Conceptualisation. University of Canterbury. ma‎ster of Science Thesis.

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