EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 8, Issue 1, 2018-2019
The Evolutionary Fitness Scale: A Measure of the Independent Criterion of Fitness
Giosan, C., Muresan, V., Wyka, K., Mogoase, C., Cobeanu, O., & Szentagotai, A.
The present study aimed at developing a scale comprising the factors thought to be implicated in good-design fitness in humans. Items tapping into dimensions such as health, attractiveness, safety of, and fit with, the environment, resourcefulness, upward mobility, mate value, and extended family were included. The construct showed good internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.91). As predicted, the construct correlated with measures of physical health, quality of life, social functioning, occupational functioning, and mate value. The scale also showed good discriminant validity, yielding non-significant correlations with religiosity. Implications of the results are also presented.
How to cite this article:
Giosan, C., Muresan, V., Wyka, K., Mogoase, C., Cobeanu, O., & Szentagotai, A. (2018). The Evolutionary Fitness Scale: A measure of the independent criterion of fitness. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 8(1), 1-28.