Self-Control Motivation and Capacity Scale (SCMCS)

Capacity
When I have the motivation‚ I’m able to… (With much difficulty   1——–2——–3——–4——–5   Very easily)
1.    … resist temptation. *
2.    … break bad habits.
3.    … avoid being lazy.
4.    … avoid saying things that might get me into trouble.
5.    … avoid doing certain things that are bad for me even though they are fun.* 
6.    … refuse things that are bad for me.*
7.    … have self-discipline.*
8.    … behave in a way that people would say that I have iron self-discipline.
9.    … prevent pleasure and fun from keeping me from getting work done.
10.… have no trouble concentrating.
11.… work effectively toward long-term goals.
12.… stop myself from doing something if I know it is wrong.*
13.… act after thinking through all the alternatives. 
Internal Motivation
Because of my own personal values‚ identity‚ standards‚ etc. I am motivated to… (Not at all   1——–2——–3——–4——–5   Very much)
1.    … resist temptation.*
2.    … break bad habits.
3.    … avoid being lazy.
4.    … avoid saying inappropriate things.
5.    … avoid doing certain things that are bad for me even though they are fun.* 
6.    … refuse things that are bad for me.*
7.    … have self-discipline.*
8.    … behave in a way that people would say that I have iron self-discipline.
9.    … prevent pleasure and fun from keeping me from getting work done.
10.… have no trouble concentrating.
11.… work effectively toward long-term goals.
12.… stop myself from doing something if I know it is wrong.*
13.… act after thinking through all the alternatives. 
External Motivation
Because of how I’d be viewed by others (e.g. parents‚ friends‚ peers‚ society‚ etc.)‚ I am motivated to… (Not at all   1——–2——–3——–4——–5   Very much)
1.    … resist temptation.* 
2.    … break bad habits. 
3.    … avoid being lazy. 
4.    … avoid saying inappropriate things. 
5.    … avoid doing certain things that are bad for me even though they are fun.* 
6.    … refuse things that are bad for me.*
7.    … have self-discipline.* 
8.    … behave in a way that people would say that I have iron self-discipline. 
9.    … prevent pleasure and fun from keeping me from getting work done. 
10.… have no trouble concentrating. 
11.… work effectively toward long-term goals. 
12.… stop myself from doing something if I know it is wrong.*
13.… act after thinking through all the alternatives.  
* Items at 15 items scale
 
This instrument can be found at: https://repository.asu.edu/attachments/170297/content/Papova_asu_0010N_15691.pdf
 

Papova‚ Anna. (2016).Self-Control Motivation and Capacity Scale: A New Measure of Multiple Facets of Self-Control. Arizona State University. ma‎ster of Arts Thesis.