The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version


Tuna E., BOZO ÖZEN Ö.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, vol.34, no.4, pp.564-570, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10862-012-9303-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-570
  • Keywords: Emotion regulation, Cognitive emotion regulation, Cognitive coping, CERQ, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, REGULATION STRATEGIES, GOAL ADJUSTMENT, ANXIETY, ADOLESCENTS, CERQ

Abstract

The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ; Garnefski et al., Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 1311-1327, 2001) is a multidimensional questionnaire that was developed to assess cognitive emotion regulation strategies people use after experiencing negative life events or situations. The purpose of the present study was to develop a Turkish version of the CERQ and to examine its psychometric properties in a sample of Turkish university students. The English version of the CERQ was translated and back-translated prior to its administration to 396 participants recruited from several universities in Turkey. Internal consistency, test-retest reliability, inter-scale reliability, construct and criterion-related validity of the Turkish version were analyzed. The results indicated that the data collected with the Turkish version do also support the original nine-factor model; with reliability and validity measures comparable to the original one.