Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale (DERS) in a Turkish adolescent sample

Sarıtaş D., Gençöz T. , Özen Çıplak A.

European Journal Of Psychological Assessment, vol.31, no.1, pp.12-19, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000386
  • Title of Journal : European Journal Of Psychological Assessment
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-19



Reports an error in "Confirmatory factor analyses of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) in a Turkish adolescent sample" by Dilek Sarıtaş-Atalar, Tülin Gençöz and Ayça Özen (European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 2015, Vol 31[1], 12-19). In the article, there is an error on page 12. The affiliation of Dilek Saritas-Atalar should read as follows: Department of Psychology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. We regret any inconvenience or confusion this error may have caused. Please see the erratum for full description. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2014-09898-001.) The aim of the present study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) among Turkish adolescents. A total of 595 high school students (300 females and 295 males) whose ages ranged between 14 and 17 years participated in the study, and were administered the DERS, the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and the Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI). Confirmatory factor analyses supported the six-factor structure of the DERS among adolescents. In addition, results indicated sound internal consistency as well as concurrent validity. It is concluded that the DERS is a valid age-appropriate measure for investigating emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)