Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-24888
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Age-related development of self-regulation : evidence on stability and change in action orientation
Authors: Bettschart, Martin
Wolf, Benjamin M.
Herrmann, Marcel
Brandstätter, Veronika
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104063
10.21256/zhaw-24888
Published in: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume(Issue): 91
Issue: 104063
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0092-6566
Language: English
Subjects: Action orientation; Self-regulatory ability; Rank-order stability; Mean-level change; Life-span development
Subject (DDC): 155: Differential and developmental psychology
Abstract: Action (vs. state) orientation describes the ability to modulate affect and is at the core of goal-directed self-regulation. However, evidence on stability and change over time is scarce. In Study 1 (N = 368 couples), we investigated measurement invariance of action orientation (measured with the ACS-90) as well as rank-order stability and mean-level change over a period of four years. We report results from three samples with young adults (Study 2). Measurement invariance was obtained for an adjusted ACS-90 scale after removing 4 items. Rank-order stability was high. In both studies, one of two subscales – prospective action orientation – increased over time. Positive change was most consistent for middle-aged adults, implying that self-regulatory abilities improve during middle adulthood.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/24888
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Restricted until: 2023-05-01
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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