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All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: Validating The Chinese Version Of The Academic Delay Of Gratification Scale (Adogs), Ronnel B. King, Hongfei Du Jan 2011

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: Validating The Chinese Version Of The Academic Delay Of Gratification Scale (Adogs), Ronnel B. King, Hongfei Du

Ronnel B King

The objective of this study was to examine the reliability and construct validity of the Chinese translation of the Academic Delay of Gratification Scale (ADOGS; Bembenutty & Karabenick, 1998). This scale measures the degree to which students postpone immediately available opportunities to satisfy their impulses in order to pursue important goals that are temporally remote but ostensibly more important. Chinese university students from Mainland China (N = 187) completed the ADOGS. Both within-network and between-network approaches to construct validation were adopted in the study. Responses to this questionnaire are shown to have good internal consistency reliability and support is provided for its ...