Instrument Development

Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, child version

The child version of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ-k) is an adapted version of the original adult version. The items were rephrased to better fit the cognitive abilities of children aged 9 years and older. With the CERQ-k nine cognitive coping strategies are measured, each subscale consisting of 4 items: Self-blame, Other blame, Acceptance, Planning, Positive refocusing, Rumination or focus on thought, Positive reappraisal, Putting into perspective, and Catastrophizing. The response format of the items is a five point scale from (almost) never to (almost) always.

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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