Evidence for the reliability and validity, but not the practical utility of the two-factor Consideration of Future Consequences Scale-14

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume98
Early online date13 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Bifactor solution
  • Consideration of Future Consequences Scale
  • Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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