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Chapter 21: Measurement of Situational Influences
This chapter provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art on the assessment of situational influences on behavior or personality expression. We first briefly review the history of situational assessment and recent developments of situational taxonomies. Extant taxonomies are then compared and integrated on a theoretical basis. Lastly, we provide recommendations for future research and discuss the challenges involved in assessing situations.
The first question that should be briefly answered is: why should situational influences be assessed at all? The answer is that prediction of behavior is a core interest of ...