Research Online

Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

The Behavioural Inhibition System and Behavioural Approach System (BIS/BAS) scales: measurement and structural invariance across adults and adolescents

Cooper, Andrew; Gomez, Rapson and Aucote, Helen. 2007. The Behavioural Inhibition System and Behavioural Approach System (BIS/BAS) scales: measurement and structural invariance across adults and adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(2), pp. 295-305. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

Confirmatory factor analytic procedures were used to examine the factor structure of Carver and White’s BIS/BAS Scales, and also its invariance across adults and adolescents. This measure, developed originally for adult use, has four scales: one for the Behavioural Inhibition System, and three for the Behavioural Approach System. To accomplish the aims, 631 adults and 300 adolescents completed the measure. The findings provided good support for the 4-factor structure, and for between-group invariance for the measurement (configural and metric) and structural (factor variances and covariances) models. These results mean that data obtained on the BIS/BAS Scales from early adolescents are directly comparable to scores from adults.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2006.11.023

Keywords:

Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory BIS/BAS scales Adults Adolescents Invariance Multiple-group CFA

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
July 2007Published

Item ID:

5088

Date Deposited:

04 Mar 2011 08:56

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5088

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)