Instrument Development

Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, child version

Quick Overview

  • for children (9+ years)
  • measures 9 cognitive coping strategies (4 items per sub scale): Self-blame, Other blame, Acceptance, Planning, Positive refocusing, Rumination or focus on thought, Positive reappraisal, Putting into perspective, and Catastrophizing.
  • response format: 5-point scale from (almost) never to (almost) always
  • CERQ-k is adapted from the original version of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) for adults. The items were rephrased to better fit the cognitive abilities of children

Publications about CERQ-k

Garnefski, N., Rieffe, C., Jellesma, F., Meerum Terwogt, M., & Kraaij, V. (2007). Cognitive emotion regulation strategies and emotional problems in early adolescents: The development of an instrument. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 16, 1-9.

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