About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Selection; Optimisation; Compensation
Description Addresses the capacity for intentional self-regulation by addressing intentional, adaptive application of selection, optimization, and compensation strategies.
Example I concentrate all my energy on few things OR I divide my energy among many things
Link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0165025414560447?journalCode=jbda

Implementation details

No. of items 18
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 7-18
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .10-.41
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 3-factor model
Across Years 5-12
Chi-square(88-187)= [176.58 501.78]
RMSEA= [.02 .04]
CFI= [.93 .96]
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [.19,.33] with indicators of positive development; r= [-.17,-.16] with indicators of negative development
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Geldhof, G. J., Bowers, E. P., Gestsdóttir, S., Napolitano, C. M., & Lerner, R. M. (2015). Self‐regulation across adolescence: Exploring the structure of selection, optimization and compensation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(2), 214-228. doi:10.1111/jora.12131
Gestsdóttir, S., Bowers, E. P., von Eye, A., Napolitano, C. M., & Lerner, R. M. (2010). Intentional self regulation in middle adolescence: The emerging role of loss-based selection in positive youth development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 764–782. doi:10.1007/s10964-010-9537-2
Gestsdottir, S., Lewin-Bizan, S., von Eye, A., Lerner, J. V., & Lerner, R. M. (2009). The structure and function of selection, optimization, and compensation in middle adolescence: Theoretical and applied implications. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(5), 585-600. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2009.07.001