Reference : Development and validation of a short Italian UPPS-P impulsive behavior scale
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29690
Development and validation of a short Italian UPPS-P impulsive behavior scale
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D'Orta, I. [Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland]
Burnay, J. [Department of Psychology: Cognition and Behavior, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium]
Aiello, D. [Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, U.O.C. of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Tor Vergata Policlinic, Rome, Italy]
Niolu, C. [Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, U.O.C. of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Tor Vergata Policlinic, Rome, Italy]
Siracusano, A. [Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, U.O.C. of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Tor Vergata Policlinic, Rome, Italy]
Timpanaro, L. [Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland]
Khazaal, Y. [Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland]
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
2015
Addictive Behaviors Reports
Elsevier Ltd
2
19-22
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
23528532
[en] Confirmatory factor analysis ; Impulsivity ; Short form ; UPPS ; UPPS-P ; Article ; Beck Depression Inventory ; Italy ; Likert scale ; UPPS P Impulsive Behavioral Scale
[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. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29690
10.1016/j.abrep.2015.04.003

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