Reference : Development and validation of a short Italian UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Development and validation of a short Italian UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale
D'Orta, Isabella [> >]
Burnay, Jonathan mailto [Université de Liège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
Aiello, Daniela [> >]
Niolu, Cinzia [> >]
Siracusano, Alberto [> >]
Timpanaro, Lucia [> >]
Khazaal, Yasser [> >]
Billieux, Joel [> >]
Addictive Behaviors Reports
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] Impulsivity ; UPPS ; UPPS-P ; Confirmatory factor analysis ; Short form
[en] Impulsivity is a multidimensional construct that plays a prominent role in the development, maintenance, and relapse of addictive disorders. The UPPS-P model of impulsivity, which distinguishes between five impulsivity components (positive urgency, negative urgency, lack of perseverance, lack of premeditation, sensation seeking), has been increasingly investigated during the last decade in relation to addictive and risky behaviors. Unfortunately, it currently lacks a validated scale that allows Italian researchers and clinicians to measure impulsivity based on the UPPS-P model. The current study fills this gap by testing the psychometric properties of a short 20-item Italian scale used to assess the five dimensions of the UPPS-P model in 188 volunteer participants from the community. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a model of five distinct, but interrelated, impulsivity components. The results indicated good internal consistency (Cronbach's α ranges from .73 to .84). Construct validity was evidenced by specific relations with measures of addictive behaviors and depressive symptoms. On the whole, this study demonstrated that the Italian short UPPS-P has good psychometric properties.

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