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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Action control is one of the self-regulation processes which allow people to form their goals, persevere, execute and convert these goals into objective actions. It is a kind of psychological mechanism that led people commit to a set of actions against other actions. Action control is one of the self-regulation processes which considerably affect family variables, academic, life skills, and psychological health. The present study was aimed to investigate psychometric properties of Action Control Scale in Iranian community. The Persian version of Action Control Scale was performed on 422 undergraduate students of Shiraz University. Internal consistency was calculated so as to examine the reliability of the measure; the validity of the scale was also investigated employing the factor analysis and convergent validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficient indicated the acceptable reliability of Action Control Scale. Factor analysis also indicated the involvement of 3 factors, namely Disengagement/ Preoccupation, Initiative/ Hesitation, and Persistency/ Volatility, in the aforementioned scale which altogether explain 35/93% of total variance. Action Control Scale is of acceptable reliability and validity and hence is an appropriate method for assessment of action control in the Iranian culture.