Available in Dutch, English, Spanish and Farsi; Italian will follow soon; 20 items
The Mood List was developed because – unlike the many questionnaires that exist for adults or adolescents in this respect - there was no available mood questionnaire for children. The Mood Questionnaire proved its usefulness in a number of studies. The questionnaire comprises 4 mood scales (3 negative: anger, sadness and fear; 1 positive: happiness), each consisting of 4 items. Thus, the total list consisted of 16 items, with 4 extra positive filler items. Children are asked, “How have you been feeling lately?” as an introduction to these 16 items. Children are asked to score each item on a Likert type scale (0 = never, 1 = sometimes, 2 = often). An example of an item is: “I never / sometimes / often feel angry”. The internal consistency for each mood-scale is good (Alpha > .70 for each scale). The questionnaire shows a strong convergent validity with related aspects, such as depression (CDI, Kovacs, 1992) and anxiety (SAS-K, Dekking, 1983) (Meerum Terwogt et al, 2003).
Rieffe C, Meerum Terwogt M, Bosch JD (2002). Emotie-identificatie en rapportage lichamelijke klachten bij kinderen. Kind en Adolescent, 23, 3, 154-169.
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