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The Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Self-Regulation Questionnaire among Iranian Students

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Purpose: Self-regulation can refer to a dimension of temperament (i.e., effortful control), to a set of cognitive processes involved in higher-order control (i.e., executive functions), or to the physiological regulation of the stress response. Effortful control describes the ability to voluntarily manage attention and inhibit or activate behavior as a need to adapt. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the self-regulation questionnaire.

Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this research are the students who were living in Sanandaj city in 2019. The samples consisted of 231 students (92 females and 139 males) who were selected using cluster random sampling method and received a self-regulation questionnaire.

Results: The results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the structure of the four self-regulating factors as one of the executive functions. Also, the convergent validity of the self-regulation questionnaire was assessed through the simultaneous implementation of the Bouffard questionnaire. The reliability coefficients of the self-adjusted questionnaire for planning, monitoring, controlling, reflection, and total questionnaires were obtained by Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0/82, 0/61, 0/77, 0/78, and 0/90, respectively.

Conclusion: Finally, concerning desirable validity and reliability coefficients, ease of implementation, scoring, and interpretation, as well as short response time, it can be stated that this questionnaire is very important in cognitive assessments to examine self-regulation as one of the executive functions.

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IssueVol 8 No 1 (2021) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
Published2021-03-30
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/fbt.v8i1.5850
Keywords
Self-Regulation Executive Function Questionnaire Self-Control

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Bakhtiary javan S, Bakhtiary javan S, Mafakheri Bashmagh H. The Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Self-Regulation Questionnaire among Iranian Students. Frontiers Biomed Technol. 8(1):3-8.