Self-Control Rating Scale
The Self-Control Rating Scale (SCRS) is a generalized measure of child self-control. Children are rated by parents or teachers on 33 behaviorally anchored items such as impatience, breaking things, rules breaking, distraction, and others. The SCRS, developed according to a cognitive-behavioral definition of self control, includes factors such as deliberation and problem solving, as well as having the ability to execute appropriate behavior.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Self-Control Rating Scale Author(s): P. Kendall & L. Wilcox Date of Publication: 1979 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Not Available Charge for one form or kit: No
Purpose and Nature of Test
Population for which designed:
Age Range: 3 through 12 years old Grade Level: Preschool to Sixth Grade Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Parent, Teacher Subtests and Scores:
Self-control vs. Impulsivity Number of Items: 33 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 110 Population: Children attending grades 3 through 6 at a predominantely white, middle-class elementary school. Culture/ethnicity: Caucasian SES Level: Middle
Psychometric information: Provided for Full Scales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.84 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.98
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Philip C. Kendall
Original Reference(s): Kendall, P., & Wilcox, L. (1979). Self-control in children: Development of a rating scale. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 47, 1020-1029. Other Reference(s): Robin, A. L., Fischel, J. E., & Brown, K. E. (1984). The measurement of self-control in children: Validation of the self-control rating scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 9 (2), 165-175.
Kaplan, H. B. (1985). A comparison of the Vane Kindergarten Test with the WPPSI and a measure of self-control. Psychology in the Schools, 22, 277-282.
Kendall P.C. & Wilcox, L.E. (1980). A cognitive-behavioral treatment for impulsivity: Concrete versus conceptual training with non-self-controlled problem children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 48, 80-91.
Kendall, P.C. & Finch, A.J., Jr. (1978). A cognitive-behavioral treatment for impulsivity: A group comparison study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46, 110-118.
Name: Philip C. Kendall Organization: University of Temple, Department of Psychology Address: Weiss Hall City: Philadelphia State: PA Zip: 19122 Phone: (215) 204-1558 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.temple.edu/psychology/
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