Activity Self-Regulation Questionnaire (A-SRQ)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Activity Self-Regulation Questionnaire (A-SRQ) measures youth's motivations for participating in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Middle school

Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration


Number of items


Item format

Four-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

The overall score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are four subscores:

  • Intrinsic
  • Identified
  • Introjected
  • External motivation
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

Adolescents in a public middle school in a medium-sized New England city (N=181).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.66 to 0.81 (Beiswenger et al, 2010)

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Items were adapted from a previously constructed measure (Ryan & Connell, 1989).
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Principal components analysis supported four distinct subscales (Beiswenger & Grolnick, 2010).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Total score and subscores showed significant correlations with measures of peer relatedness and well-being (Beiswenger & Grolnick, 2010).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

Beiswenger, K. L., & Grolnick, W. S. "Interpersonal and intrapersonal factors associated with autonomous motivation in adolescents' after-school activities," The Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2010, pp. 369–394.

Ryan, R. M., & Connell, J. P. "Perceived locus of causality and internalization: Examining reasons for acting out in two domains," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 57, 1989, pp. 749–761.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.