About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait)
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Attention; Cognitive instability; Motor; Perseverance; Self-control; Cognitive complexity
Description Questionnaire designed to assess the personality/behavioural construct of impulsiveness.
Example I do things without thinking
Link http://www.impulsivity.org/measurement/bis11

Implementation details

No. of items 30
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .44-.85
Test retest 6 months, r= [.30,.66]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor orthogo
CFA SB-Chi-square(390)= 1566.93
Chi-square/df = 4.02
IFI = .91
CFI = .91
RMSEA = .06
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .50 with antisocial behaviour (Antisocial Process Screening Device); r= .56 with psychopathic traits (Youth Psychopathic traits Inventory); r= .40 with callous (The Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits); r= .18 with narcissism (Narcissistic Personality Inventory-13); r= .39 with aggression (Reactive–Proactive Aggression Questionnaire); r = .33 with conduct disorder symptoms; r= .43 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Wender Utah)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Pechorro, P., Ayala-Nunes, L., Ray, J. V., Nunes, C., & Gonçalves, R. A. (2016). The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-11 among a school sample of Portuguese male and female adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(9), 2753–2764. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0453-2
Cosi, S., Vigil-Colet, A., Canals, J., & Lorenzo-Seva, U. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Spanish adaptation of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-11-A for children. Psychological Reports, 103(2), 336-346. doi:10.2466/pr0.103.2.336-346
Fossati, A., Barratt, E. S., Acquarini, E., & Di Ceglie, A. (2002). Psychometric properties of an adolescent version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-11 for a sample of Italian high school students. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 95(2), 621-635. doi:10.2466/pms.2002.95.2.621

Hartmann, A. S., Rief, W., & Hilbert, A. (2011). Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, Version 11 (Bis–11) for Adolescents. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(2), 353-368. doi:10.2466/08.09.10.pms.112.2.353-368