Attention Control Scale (ATTC)

The Attention Control Scale (ATTC) is a self-reportscale that is designed to measure two major components of attention (attention focusing and attention shifting). The ATTC consists of 20 items that are rated on a four-point likert scale from 1 (almost never) to 4 (always).

ITEM CODING

The ATTC consists of 20 items that are rated on a four-point likert scale from 1 (almost never) to 4 (always). The ATTC yiels two primary scales (attention shifting and attention focusing).

SCALES

The ATTC yields one total scale and two subscales (attention shifting and attention focusing). Descriptions of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
ATTC_TOT Total 123, 4, 5, 6, 78, 9, 10, 1112, 13, 14, 1516, 17, 18, 19, 20
ATTC_FOC Attention Focusing 12, 3, 4, 5, 678, 9
ATTC_SHIF Attention Shifting 10, 1112, 13, 14, 1516, 17, 18, 19, 20

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

R Scoring Syntax file

Short Form R scoring syntax file

Short Form2 R scoring syntax file

Short Form

Short Form2

REFERENCES

Derryberry, D. & Reed, M. (2002). Anxiety-Related Attentional Biases and Their Regulation by Attentional Control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 225-236.