Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire Self-Report (Revision) (EATQ-R)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The EATQ-R measures the aspects of temperament that are associated with self-regulation. The EATQ-R was designed to be used for research purposes.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Ages 9-15

Publication year for the most recent version

2001

Year originally developed

1992

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Student

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Item format

Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Subscore reporting

There are twelve subscores:

  • Activation control
  • Activity level
  • Affiliation
  • Perceptual sensitivity
  • Pleasure sensitivity
  • Shyness
  • Fear
  • Frustration
  • High intensity pleasure
  • Inhibitory control
  • Aggression
  • Depressive mood
Scoring procedures

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence has been collected from adolescents ages 10-16 (N=177) (Ellis & Rothbart, 2001).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimated between 0.65 and 0.82 for all scales (Ellis & Rothbart, 2001).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
Items were pilot tested to ensure that response options were clear and understandable (Capaldi et al., 1992).
Evidence based on internal structure
Exploratory factor analysis substantiated four distinct factors. There were significant gender differences for several scales (Ellis & Rothbart, 2001).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Regression analyses were used to show that scale scores predicted both aggression and depressive mood (Ellis & Rothbart, 2001).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure research.bowdoin.edu
References

Ellis, L. K., & Rothbart, M. K. "Revision of the early adolescent temperament questionnaire," In Poster presented at the 2001 biennial meeting of the society for research in child development, April 2001.

Capaldi, D. M., & Rothbart, M. K. "Development and validation of an early adolescent temperament measure," The Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1992, pp. 153–173.

Notes

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Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.