Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC) measures children's emotional regulation.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Ages 6 to 12

Publication year for the most recent version

2006

Year originally developed

1995

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Parent, teacher, counselor

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

24

Item format

Four-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English

Fee for use Access may be limited or unavailable
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

An overall score is calculated.

Subscore reporting

There are two subscores:

  • Lability/Negativity
  • Emotion regulation
Scoring procedures

The measure is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

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

Maltreated and non-maltreated children ages 6 to 12 (N=223) from New York.

Reliability evidence

Subscale internal consistency estimates range from 0.83 to 0.96. The composite score internal consistency estimate across all 24 items was 0.89 (Shields & Cicchetti, 1995).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Principal components analysis (PCA) was used to substantiate the existence of seven distinct constructs (Shields & Cicchetti, 1995).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Subscale scores correlate significantly with other measures of similar constructs in the anticipated direction, including the California Child Q-Set (Block & Block, 1980).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

No information is available in the references reviewed.

References

Shields, A. M. & Cicchetti, D. "The development of an emotion regulation assessment battery: Reliability and validity among at-risk grade-school children," Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, March 1995.

Shields & Cicchetti, "Emotion Regulation Among School-Age Children: The Development and Validation of a New Criterion Q-Sort Scale," Developmental Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 6, 1997, pp. 906–916.

Block, J., & Block, J. H. "The California Child Q-set," Consulting Psychologists Press, 1980.

Notes

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.