Journal article

Examination of the Validity and Reliability of the French Version of the Brief Self-Control Scale

Damien Brevers, Jennifer Foucart, Paul Verbanck, Ofir Turel

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT | CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

This study aims to develop and to validate a French version of the Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS; Tangney et al., 2004). This instrument is usually applied as a unidimensional self-report measure for assessing trait self-control, which captures one's dispositional ability to resist short-term temptation in order to reach more valuable long-term goals. Data were collected from two independent samples of French-speaking individuals (n1 = 287; n2 = 160). Results indicated that the French version of the BSCS can be treated as unidimensional, like the original questionnaire. Data also showed consistent acceptable reliability and reasonable test-retest stability. Acceptable external validity of c..

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Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this study was provided by the National Centre for Responsible Gaming (Early Stage Investigator Grant) and the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research (Charge de Recherche Grant).