Assessment name: Single-Item Measure of Self-Control
Scale overview: The single-item self-control scale uses an 11-point scale to quantify a person’s perception of their self-control.
Authors: Wanja Wolff and others
Response Type: Item was answered on an 11-point quantitative scale (1 = none at all, 11 = very much).
Scale item: How much self-control do you have?
The self-control item mean = 8.16 with SD = 2.13. There was a strong positive correlation with the Brief Self-Control Scale ( r = .715) and a moderate inverse relationship with Short Boredom Proneness Scale (-0.397).
The self-control single item measure is included in the Wolff et al. (2022) article.
Reference for the scale
Wolff, W., Bieleke, M., Englert, C., Bertrams, A., Schüler, J., & Martarelli, C. S. (2022). A Single Item Measure of Self-Control – Validation and Location in a Nomological Network of Self-Control, Boredom, and If-Then Planning. Social Psychological Bulletin, 17, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.7453
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