The Japanese version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, 11th version (BIS-11): Its reliability and validity

Citation
T. Someya et al., The Japanese version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, 11th version (BIS-11): Its reliability and validity, PSY CLIN N, 55(2), 2001, pp. 111-114
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES
ISSN journal
1323-1316 → ACNP
Volume
55
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
111 - 114
Database
ISI
SICI code
1323-1316(200104)55:2<111:TJVOTB>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
No instrument for assessing impulsiveness has been developed in Japan. Alte r translating the Barratt impulsiveness Scale 11th version (BIS-11) into Ja panese, we investigated reliability and validity in student (n = 34) and wo rker (n = 416) samples. To assess test-retest reliability, the intraclass c oefficient between test and retest was calculated in the student sample. In ternal consistency was examined by calculating Cronbach's alpha in the work er sample. To see factor validity, we examined by confirmatory factor analy sis whether the three-factor model, proposed by a previous report, fit the data. The results showed that the Japanese version of the BIS-11 had excell ent test-retest reliability and acceptable internal consistency reliability . In addition, the Japanese version was judged to have similar factor struc ture to the original one. The Japanese version of the BIS-11 is a reliable and valid measure and has possible utility for assessing impulsiveness.