nfc {catSurv} R Documentation

## Need For Cognition

### Description

Data of survey respondents' responses to 18 NFC questions, which is a reduced version of NFC (Cacioppo and Petty 1984). For each question, respondents could choose one of five response options: 1 = agree strongly, 2 = agree somewhat, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = disagree somewhat, 5 = disagree strongly. Missingness is optional. Observations come from one of three administrations of the survey: The American Panel Survey, Amazon's Mechanical Turk in fall of 2014, or Amazon's Mechanical Turk in spring of 2015.

### Usage

data(nfc)


### Format

A data frame with 4043 observations on the following 18 variables.

NFC1

I really enjoy a task that involves coming up with new solutions to problems

NFC4

I would prefer a task that is intellectual, difficult, and important to one that is somewhat important but does not require much thought

NFC10

Learning new ways to think doesn't excite me very much

NFC12

I usually end up deliberating about issues even when they do not affect me personally

NFC15

The idea of relying on thought to make my way to the top appeals to me

NFC16

The notion of thinking abstractly is appealing to me

NFC19

I only think as hard as I have to

NFC21

I think tasks that require little thought once I've learned them

NFC22

I prefer to think about small, daily projects to long-term ones

NFC23

I would rather do something that requires little thought than something that is sure to challenge my thinking abilities

NFC24

I find satisfaction in deliberating hard and for long hours

NFC29

I like to have the responsibility of handing a situation that requires a lot of thinkings

NFC31

I feel relief rather than satisfaction after completing a task that required a lot of mental effort

NFC32

Thinking is not my idea of fun

NFC33

I try to anticipate and avoid situations where there is likely a chance I will have to think in depth about something

NFC39

I prefer my life to be filed with puzzles that I must solve

NFC40

I would prefer complex to simple problems

NFC43

Its enough for me that something gets the job done; I don't care how or why it works

### References

Cacioppo, John T. and Richard E. Petty. 1984. "The Efficient Assessment of Need for Cognition." Journal of Personality Assessment 48(3):306-307.

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