The cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire: factorial, convergent, and criterion validity analyses of the full and short versions

Ireland, Michael J. and Clough, Bonnie A. and Day, Jamin J. (2017) The cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire: factorial, convergent, and criterion validity analyses of the full and short versions. Personality and Individual Differences, 110. pp. 90-95. ISSN 0191-8869

Abstract

Aim

Emotion regulation (ER) theories and measurement scales have received considerable attention in clinical and research settings. However, there is a need for independent validation of these scales to ensure rigor within this field. The aim of the current study was to examine the factorial, convergent, and criterion validity of one of the most popular measures of ER, the Cognitive Emotion Regulations Questionnaire (CERQ), both short and long form.

Methods

The CERQ (and CERQ-short), positive and negative affect schedule, and difficulties in emotion regulation scale were administered to 795 participants (70% female, M age = 36.36).

Results

Confirmatory factor analysis supported the 9-factor structure of the CERQ-short, but not the full CERQ. Adequate fit for the full CERQ was achieved after the removal of three poorly performing items. Correlations supported the convergent and criterion validity of both scales, although the CERQ-short demonstrated weaker associations than the full scale.

Conclusions

The factorial, convergent, and criterion validity of the CERQ and CERQ-short were generally supported. However, future research may wish to examine several high inter-factor correlations that were observed among the full CERQ, as well as the weaker validity demonstrated by the CERQ-short.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 06:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 06:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotion regulation; Cognitive emotion regulations questionnaire; Psychometric properties; Validity; Confirmatory factor analysis
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.035
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30632

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