About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait)
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Dysfunctional impulsivity; Functional impulsivity
Description The DII was designed to assess the personality trait of impulsiveness. It has 2 sub-scales: dysfunctional impulsivity (the tendency to act with relatively little forethought when this causes problems) and functional impulsivity (the tendency to act with relatively little forethought when this is optimal).
Example I will often say what comes into my head without thinking first
Link https://msrc.fsu.edu/system/files/Dickman%20(1990)%20FI%20and%20DI%20Personality%20and%20Cognitive%20Correlates.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-16
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .38-.73
Test retest r= [.48,.73]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r = [.35,.52] with Impulsiveness (Eysenck); r= [.35,.52] with venturesomeness (Eysenck)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cosi, S., Morales-Vives, F., Canals, J., Lorenzo-Seva, U., & Vigil-Colet, A. (2008). Functional and dysfunctional impulsivity in childhood and adolescence. Psychological Reports, 103(1), 67-76. doi:10.2466/pr0.103.1.67-76
Brunas-Wagstaff, J., Tilley, A., Verity, M., Ford, S., & Thompson, D. (1997). Functional and dysfunctional impulsivity in children and their relationship to Eysenck's impulsiveness and venturesomeness dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 22(1), 19-25. doi:10.1016/s0191-8869(96)00173-0