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The Behavioral Inhibition System and Behavioral Approach System (BIS/BAS) Scales: Measurement and structural invariance across adults and adolescents

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Cooper, A and Gomez, R and Aucote, H, The Behavioral Inhibition System and Behavioral Approach System (BIS/BAS) Scales: Measurement and structural invariance across adults and adolescents, Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 43, (2) pp. 295-305. ISSN 0191-8869 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.11.023

Abstract

Confirmatory factor analytic procedures were used to examine the factor structure of Carver and White's BIS/BAS Scales, and also its invariance across adults and adolescents. This measure, developed originally for adult use, has four scales: one for the Behavioural Inhibition System, and three for the Behavioural Approach System. To accomplish the aims, 631 adults and 300 adolescents completed the measure. The findings provided good support for the 4-factor structure, and for between-group invariance for the measurement (configural and metric) and structural (factor variances and covariances) models. These results mean that data obtained on the BIS/BAS Scales from early adolescents are directly comparable to scores from adults.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:62834
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:61
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-03-24
Last Modified:2010-05-05
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