Self-control can be defined as a self-regulation capacity which is a central feature of the self. The current literature on self-control implies that the self-control concept is not a unidimensional phenomenon and consists of related but various dimensions. This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Multidimensional Self-Control Scale (MSCS). The MSCS is a tool developed to assess self-control with a multidimensional approach that aligns with the current literature. The sample consists of 308 volunteer undergraduate students (86.69% female; 13.31% male; Age x̅ = 21.50, SD = 2.07). The participants filled a demographic form, the MSCS, the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale-Brief Form, and the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-Short Form. To test the psychometric properties of the MSCS, we carried out a series of confirmatory factor analyses, correlational analyses and calculated the internal reliability coefficients. After modifications, all three levels of the scale and the short form had good fit indices. Internal consistency analysis revealed acceptable coefficients. As to convergent validity, the correlational analysis showed statistically significant coefficients. Overall, both the Turkish MSCS and the Turkish MSCS Short Form were found to have sufficient levels of reliability and validity, making it suitable for use in both practical and research settings.
Self-control, self-regulation, validity, reliability