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Self Control Motive Scale

The Self-Control Motive Scale measures individuals' want to have more self-control than they presently do. The scale consists of 8 items (e.g., "I want to be more self-disciplined"), tapping one's motive to do better in habit breaking, impulse, emotional, and cognitive control. Time frame in answering the scale ranges from one's present state ("at the moment") to a general, trait-like, motive to have more self-control ("in my life in general"). Both versions show high reliability and yield valid results pertaining to mood, cognition, and behavioral outcomes.

To download the scale (pdf) click here

In citing the scale please use the following reference:
Uziel, L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2010). Self-control motive: On the manifestation and implication of wanting to have more self-control. Poster presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP 2010). Las-Vegas, NV.Open PDF

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