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Self-Control Motivation and Capacity Scale: A New Measure of Multiple Facets of Self-Control

Abstract Self-control has been shown to predict both health risk and health protective outcomes. Although top-down or “good” self-control is typically examined as a unidimensional construct, research on “poor” self-control suggests that multiple dimensions may be necessary to capture aspects of self-control. The current study sought to create a new brief survey measure of top-down self-control that differentiates between self-control capacity, internal motivation, and external motivation. Items were adapted from the Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS; Tangney, Baumeister, & Boone, 2004) and were administered through two online surveys to 347 undergraduate students enrolled in introductory psychology courses at Arizona State University. The Self-Cont... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Papova, Anna (Author) / Corbin, William R (Advisor) / Karoly, Paul (Committee member) / Brewer, Gene (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Clinical psychology / capacity / health psychology / measurement / motivation / self-control / self-regulation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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