About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Impulse control; Suppression of aggression; Consideration of others; Responsibility
Description It is an assessment of an individual's social-emotional adjustment within the context of external constraints.
Example I do things without giving them enough thought
Link http://www.selfdefiningmemories.com/WAI_Scoring_Manual.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 84
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 10-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .67-.95
Test retest 7 months, r= .76
Inter-rater reliability r= >.80 for subscales in adolescent version
EFA Not reported
CFA Higher-order model (modified)
Chi-square(98) = 307.96
CFI = .95
RMSEA = .04
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= [-.55,-.20) for Weinberger Adjustment Inventory Self-Restraint Scale subscales and Problem Behavior Frequency subscales
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Farrell, D., Sullivan, T., & Stephen N. (2000). Structure of the Weinberger Adjustment Inventory Self-Restraint Scale and its relation to problem behaviors in adolescence. Psychological Assessment, 12(4), 394-401. doi:10.1037//1040-3590.12.4.394
Weinberger, D., & Butcher, J. (1997). Distress and self-restraint as measures of adjustment across the life span: Confirmatory factor analyses in clinical and nonclinical samples. Psychological Assessment, 9(2), 132-135. doi:10.1037//1040-3590.9.2.132