Comparing self-report and performance measurement of wisdom in Turkish sample: Relations with self-transcendence and cognitive flexibility


Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10911359.2023.2165589
  • Journal Name: Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, FRANCIS, IBZ Online, CINAHL, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Keywords: cognitive flexibility, measurement, performance, self-report, self-transcendence, Wisdom
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.The aims of this study are twofold: the first is to examine the relationship between performance measurement (PM) and self-report measurement for wisdom, and the second aim is to reveal the relationship between self-reported wisdom, cognitive flexibility, and self-transcendence. Also, the Berlin Wisdom Paradigm is adapted to Turkish to assess wisdom as a PM. One hundred and fifty-one university students were included in the study. Five criteria of BWP were used for wisdom PM. As self-report measurements, San-Diego Wisdom Scale, Self-Transcendence Scale, and Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI) were used. The correlations between the total and subdimensions of the measurements were examined. Accordingly, only self-transcendence is positively correlated with PM. Total words used in the PM correlated with all three self-report measurements. There is only gender difference in CFI scores. According to the classification model revealed by factor analysis, the negative components of personal wisdom, which indicate coping with difficult situations, can be separated from the positive components of personal wisdom.