Schwarzer, Manfred Diehl, & Gerdamarie S. Schmitz, 1999
This scale refers to
post-intentional self-regulation when individuals are in the phase of
goal-pursuit and face difficulties in maintaining their action. In such a
maintenance situation it is required to focus attention on the task
at hand and to keep a favorable emotional balance. Thus,
attention-regulation and emotion-regulation are reflected in these
In a sample of N =
442 persons the scale has obtained an internal consistency of Cronbach's
alpha = .76. In a sample of N = 239 persons the scale yielded a retest
stability of .62 after six weeks.
There were associations found with
beliefs (r = .57), and with
(r = .55).
- I can concentrate on one activity for a long time, if necessary.
- If I am distracted from an activity, I don't have any problem coming back
to the topic quickly.
- If an activity arouses my feelings too much, I can calm myself down so
that I can continue with the activity soon.
- If an activity requires a problem-oriented attitude, I can control my
- It is difficult for me to suppress thoughts that interfere with what I
need to do. ()
- I can control my thoughts from distracting me from the task at hand.
- When I worry about something, I cannot concentrate on an activity. ()
- After an interruption, I don't have any problem resuming my concentrated
style of working.
- I have a whole bunch of thoughts and feelings that interfere with my
ability to work in a focused way. ()
- I stay focused on my goal and dont allow anything to distract me from my
plan of action.
Note: () indicates the item has to be reversed.
(1) not at all true, (2) barely true, (3) moderately true, (4) exactly true