Self-Control Scale

1.    I am good at resisting temptation.
2.    I have a hard time breaking bad habits. *
3.    I am lazy. *
4.    I say inappropriate things. *
5.    I never allow myself to lose control.
6.    I do certain things that are bad for me‚ if they are fun. *
7.    People can count on me to keep on schedule.
8.    Getting up in the morning is hard for me. *
9.    I have trouble saying no. *
10.I change my mind fairly often. *
11.I blurt out whatever is on my mind. *
12.People would describe me as impulsive. *
13.I refuse things that are bad for me.
14.I spend too much money. *
15.I keep everything neat.
16.I am self-indulgent at times. *
17.I wish I had more self-discipline. *
18.I am reliable.
19.I get carried away by my feelings. *
20.I do many things on the spur of the moment.*
21.I don’t keep secrets very well. *
22.People would say that I have iron self- discipline.
23.I have worked or studied all night at the last minute. *
24.I’m not easily discouraged.
25.I’d be better off if I stopped to think before acting. *
26.I engage in healthy practices.
27.I eat healthy foods.
28.Pleasure and fun sometimes keep me from getting work done. *
29.I have trouble concentrating. *
30.I am able to work effectively toward long-term goals.
31.Sometimes I can’t stop myself from doing something‚ even if I know it is wrong.*
32.I often act without thinking through all the alternatives. *
33.I lose my temper too easily. *
34.I often interrupt people. *
35.I sometimes drink or use drugs to excess. *
36.I am always on time.
 
10 items version
1.    I have a hard time breaking bad habits.*
2.    I get distracted easily.*
3.    I say inappropriate things.*
4.    I refuse things that are bad for me‚ even if they are fun.
5.    I’m good at resisting temptation.
6.    People would say that I have very strong self-discipline.
7.    Pleasure and fun sometimes keep me from getting work done.*
8.    I do things that feel good in the moment but regret later on. *
9.    Sometimes I can’t stop myself from doing something‚ even if I know it is wrong. *
10.I often act without thinking through all the alternatives. *
* Reversed Items
 
1 not at all like me to 5 very much like me
Items included in the Brief Self Control measure: 13 items (1-4‚ 6‚ 13‚ 17‚ 22‚ 28-32)
 
 

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Maloney Patrick W.‚ Grawitch‚ Matthew J.‚ Barber‚Larissa K. (2012). The multi-factor structure of the Brief Self-Control Scale: Discriminant validity of restraint and impulsivity. Journal of Personality‚ 46(1)‚ 111-115.