Adolescent Self-Regulatory Inventory (Adolescent) (ASRI-A)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Adolescent Self-Regulatory Inventory (ASRI) questionnaire measures short-term and long-term self regulation and was designed for use by researchers interested in studying self-regulation in adolescents.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels


Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration


Number of items


Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages


Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

No overall scores are reported.

Subscore reporting

There are two subscores:

  • Short-term self regulation
  • Long-term self regulation
Scoring procedures

The measure is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence was collected from adolescents (grades 6, 8 and 10) from a suburban school districts in southern Michigan (N=169).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimates were 0.75 for the short-term scale and 0.80 for the long-term scale (Moilanen, 2007).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Item pool was developed by graduate students and then classified as short-term or long-term by faculty members (Moilanen, 2007).
Evidence based on response processes
Student and faculty reviewers provided feedback on item wording, and the instrument was piloted with a sample of undergraduate psychology students (Moilanen, 2007).
Evidence based on internal structure
Confirmatory factor analysis was used to substantiate two factors (short-term and long-term self regulation). Factors correlated 0.83 (Moilanen, 2007).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Short-term and long-term self regulation was positively correlated with parental warmth and negatively correlated with parental psychological control, which was consistent with theory. Short and long-term self-regulation was also positively correlated with academic performance and prosocial behavior (Moilanen, 2007).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

Moilanen, K. L. "The adolescent self-regulatory inventory: The development and validation of a questionnaire of short-term and long-term self-regulation," Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2007, pp. 835–848.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.