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Evidence for the reliability and validity, and some support for the practical utility of the two-factor Consideration of Future Consequences Scale-14

McKay, Michael T.; Perry, John L.; Percy, Andrew; Cole, Jon C.

Authors

Michael T. McKay

John L. Perry

Andrew Percy

Jon C. Cole

Abstract

Researchers have proposed 1-factor, 2-factor, and bifactor solutions to the 12-item Consideration of Future Consequences Scale (CFCS-12). In order to overcome some measurement problems and to create a robust and conceptually useful two-factor scale the CFCS-12 was recently modified to include two new items and to become the CFCS-14. Using a University sample, we tested four competing models for the CFCS-14: (a) a 12-item unidimensional model, (b) a model fitted for two uncorrelated factors (CFC-Immediate and CFC-Future), (c) a model fitted for two correlated factors (CFC-I and CFC-F), and (d) a bifactor model. Results suggested that the addition of the two new items has strengthened the viability of a two factor solution of the CFCS-14. Results of linear regression models suggest that the CFC-F factor is redundant. Further studies using alcohol and mental health indicators are required to test this redundancy.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016-08
Journal Personality and individual differences
Print ISSN 0191-8869
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 98
Pages 133-136
Institution Citation McKay, M. T., Perry, J. L., Percy, A., & Cole, J. C. (2016). Evidence for the reliability and validity, and some support for the practical utility of the two-factor Consideration of Future Consequences Scale-14. Personality and individual differences, 98, (133-136). doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.097. ISSN 0191-8869
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.097
Keywords Consideration of Future Consequences Scale; Exploratory structural equation modelling; Bifactor solution
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886916302501
Copyright Statement ©2018, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Personality and individual differences, 2016. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.

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