Approbation of the Russian-language version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)



The results of approbation of the Russian-language version of the questionnaire measure of impulsivity "Scale of the Barratt Impulsivity" (BIS-11). Demonstrated reliability and validity obtained the Russian version of the questionnaire. The study involved 200 people (among them 50 patients of the hospital). Assessment of validity was conducted by comparing the results with the results of the following methods: questionnaire of the I7 – Impulsiveness, (7-I version. A. Eysenck, S. Eysenck. Adaptation of the T. V. Kornilova, A. A. Dolnikova), 16 LF (Cattell). Correlation analysis of the scale of the Questionnaire with specific scales overall personality Questionnaire 16 PF and Kettell special I7 Impulsiveness Questionnaire Eysenck showed that the construct validity of the Questionnaire BIS-11 overall confirmed. It is shown that people with personality disorders (mainly psychopathy), Impulsivity Scale the Barratt have the level of impulsivity is significantly higher than the group norms. The results of the study allow to recommend the Russian version of the questionnaire BIS-11 for use in clinical diagnostics, in the field of training and education to determine proficiency.

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Keywords: impulsivity, the impulsivity scale, BIS-11.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior


For citation: Enikolopov S.N., Medvedeva T.I. Approbation of the Russian-language version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 75–89. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015050307. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatiana I. Medvedeva, Research Associate of Medical Psychology’s Department, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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