Purpose: LiSI-R will assess how attentive a person is to a speaker, and whether he or she is an active participant in the listening process.
- Training Tool
- Professional/Skills Development
No. of questions: 54
Question type: Situational, self-report
Estimated completion time: 15 minutes
Shorter versions of assessment: N/A
Recommended age level: 18+
Qualification Level: Class A
Compliance: APA standards; EEOC standards (gender, age, disability)
Sample Size: 23,220
Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.91
Benchmarks: Available (general population and 33 industries)
Interview Questions: Available
Group Comparisons: Available
- External Distractions
- Conversation Flow
- Speaker to Listener Transition
- Body Language
- Internal Distractions
- Attention Span
- Hearing a Person Out
- Detailed narrative interpretation
- Strengths and Limitations
Factors and Scales
Overall Score plus 2 factors divided into 7 scales:
- Physical Attentiveness: Use of verbal and non-verbal language to indicate attentiveness.
- Mental Attentiveness: Mentally “tuning-in” to a speaker, and being willing and able to offer undivided attention.
- External Distractions: Ability to pay attention despite background noise.
- Conversation Flow: Tendency to interrupt or otherwise disrupt conversation flow.
- Speaker to Listener Transition: Level of comfort with being the listener rather than speaker.
- Body Language: Use of body language to convey interest and attentiveness.
- Internal Distractions: Ability to pay attention despite internal conflict.
- Attention Span: Ability to pay attention to a speaker for an extended period of time.
- Hearing a Person Out: Ability to listen with an open mind.