Impulse-Control Disorders

  • Nicola S. Schutte
  • John M. Malouff
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


This scale measures the characteristic impulsiveness of individuals. The latest version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale is a 30-item self-report meassure (Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, in press). Barratt developed the first version of the scale in 1959 (Barratt, 1959) and then revised and refined the scale over the years (Barratt, 1985; Barratt, 1993). The eleventh and latest version was created by eliminating from the previous version of the scale those items that did not contribute to the reliability or validity of the scale. Patton et al. (in press) factor analyzed the responses of undergraduate students, psychiatric inpatients, and prisoners in a maximum security facility and found three main second-order factors. These factors were motor impulsiveness, nonplanning impulsiveness, and attentional impulsiveness.


Gambling Problem Pathological Gambling Gambling Behavior Impulsiveness Scale South Oaks Gambling Screen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola S. Schutte
    • 1
  • John M. Malouff
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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