Measuring dispositional self-control capacity. A German adaptation of the short form of the Self-Control Scale (SCS-K-D)

Bertrams, Alex; Dickhäuser, Oliver (2009). Measuring dispositional self-control capacity. A German adaptation of the short form of the Self-Control Scale (SCS-K-D). Diagnostica, 55(1), pp. 2-10. Hogrefe 10.1026/0012-1924.55.1.2

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Self-control is defined as the overriding or modification of one’s own response tendencies. Dispositional self control capacity is positively linked to various kinds of adaptive behavior. In order to economically measure self-control capacity in German-speaking samples, the brief version of the Self-Control Scale by Tangney, Baumeister and Boone (2004) was adapted into German. The translated entire Self-Control Scale consisting of 36 items was administered to university students (N = 316, study 1) and secondary school students (N = 335, study 2). The brief version consisting of 13 items, which were included in the entire scale, proved to be one-dimensional, reliable, and valid in terms of expected correlations with criteria. The comparison between the brief and the entire scale showed that the costs of the more economical brief measure with regard to reliability and validity are low.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

0012-1924

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2015 16:12

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2017 17:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1026/0012-1924.55.1.2

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64308

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64308

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