About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales General capacity for self discipline; Deliberate/Self-impulsive action; Healthy habits; Work ethic; Reliability
Description The self-control scale aims to assess people’s ability to control their impulses, alter their emotions and thoughts, and to interrupt undesired behavioural tendencies and refrain from acting on them.
Example I say inappropriate things
Link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0022-3506.2004.00263.x/full

Implementation details

No. of items 36
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 12-15
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .89
Test retest 3 weeks, r= .89
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Eating Disorder Inventory, r= [-.48,.06]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Finkenauer, C., Engels, R. & Baumeister, R. (2005). Parenting behaviour and adolescent behvioural and emotional problems: The role of self-control. The Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(1), 58-69. doi:10.1080/01650250444000333

Tangney, J. P., Baumeister, R. F., & Boone, A. L. (2004). High self-control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success. Journal of Personality, 72(2), 271–324. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3506.2004.00263.x
Mehroof, M. & Griffiths, M. (2010). Online gaming addiction: The role of sensation seeking, self-control, neuroticism, aggression, state anxiety, and trait anxiety. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 13(3), 313-316. doi:10.1089/cpb.2009.0229