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self-regulation

A person’s chronic motivation to critically evaluate alternatives in order to improve the quality of decisions that are made is measured with twelve, six-point Likert-type items.

The scale has twelve, six-point Likert-type items that measure a person’s chronic motivation to make progress towards achieving a goal in a direct manner without deviation and distraction.

The extent to which a person views him/herself as being regimented and having self-control is measured with three, seven-point items.

The scale uses three, seven-point items to measure how much advancement a person believes he/she has made towards achieving of a self-regulatory objective.

The degree to which a person reports having to force him/herself to continue engaging in an arithmetically-intensive task is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

The degree to which a person is able to control his/her negative emotions in order to facilitate proper functioning is measured in this scale using six, seven-point Likert-type items.  The scale was called management of negative emotions by Taute, McQuitty, and Sautter (2011).

A person's ability to remain hopeful and motivated to achieve goals despite adversity is measured in this scale with six, seven-point Likert-type items.  The scale was called positive utilization of emotions by Taute, McQuitty, and Sautter (2011).

Five, five-point Likert-type items are used to measure a person's tendency to be self-focused and to scrutinize his/her moods.

This scale uses four, five-point Likert-type items to measure the degree to which a person has the ability to maintain a positive mood and to return to it if a bad mood is experienced.

The scale is composed of thirteen statements that are intended to measure the degree to which a person expresses having the ability to manage his/her inner responses and to resist acting upon undesired behavioral tendencies.