Validation of a short French version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale

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Title
Validation of a short French version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale
Journal
Comprehensive Psychiatry
Author(s)
Billieux Joël, Rochat Lucien, Ceschi Grazia, Carré Arnaud, Offerlin-Meyer Isabelle, Defeldre Anne-Catherine, Khazaal Yasser, Besche-Richard Chrystel, Van der Linden Martial
ISSN
0010-440X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
53
Number
5
Pages
609-615
Language
english
Abstract
Background: Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct that has a prominent role in psychiatry. Lynam et al (2006) have developed the UPPS-P,
a 59-item scale measuring 5 impulsivity components: negative urgency, positive urgency, lack of premeditation, lack of perseverance, and
sensation seeking. The aim of the present study was to validate a short, 20-item French version of the UPPS-P.
Methods: Six hundred fifty participants filled out the short French UPPS-P. A subgroup of participants (n = 145) took part in a follow-up
study and completed the scale twice to determine test-retest stability; another subgroup (n = 105) was screened with other questionnaires
also to establish external validity.
Results: Confirmatory factor analyses supported a hierarchical model comprising 2 higher order factors of urgency (resulting from negative
urgency and positive urgency) and lack of conscientiousness (resulting from lack of premeditation and lack of perseverance) as well as a
separate factor of sensation seeking. The results indicated good internal consistency and test-retest stability. External validity was supported
by relationships with psychopathological symptoms.
Conclusion: The short French version of the UPPS-P therefore presents good psychometric properties and may be considered a promising
instrument for both research and clinical practice.
Keywords
UPPS, short scale, Impulsivity, Urgency
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