The present research was developed to examine the conceptualization and measurement of the resource-induced coping heuristic (RICH) construct, based on individuals’ dispositions toward three dimensions of resource conservation. Structural equation modeling was utilized to evaluate the dimensionality, reliability, and validity of the 16-item RICH Inventory. Results from two investigations, involving three samples and a total of 813 participants indicated strong reliability, internal validity, and external validity for the theoretically justified, 3-factor measure. Consistent findings across the studies provided evidence of external generalizability. Practical and investigational implications, strengths and limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
Lanivich, Stephen E.
"USE THE RICH: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE RESOURCE-INDUCED COPING HEURISTIC INVENTORY FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP,"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 31
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss6/3