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J Pers Assess. 2009 Jan;91(1):82-92. doi: 10.1080/00223890802484498.

The self-talk scale: development, factor analysis, and validation.

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Department of Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA. tbrintha@mtsu.edu

Abstract

Researchers and theorists have argued that self-talk plays an important role in everyday behavior and self-regulation. To facilitate research on this role, we developed a new measure of self-talk for use with nonclinical adult populations. The Self-Talk Scale (STS) measures one's frequency of self-talk. Analysis indicated a factor structure consisting of Social Assessment, Self-Criticism, Self-Reinforcement, and Self-Management factors. In 5 studies, we demonstrated that the STS shows acceptable test-retest reliability and preliminary construct validity. We present implications for the use of the STS.

PMID:
19085287
DOI:
10.1080/00223890802484498
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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