Children's Anger Management Scale (CAMS)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Children's Anger Management Scale (CAMS) is designed to understand how children manage anger.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Elementary school students

Publication year for the most recent version

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Year originally developed

2001

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Student

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

12

Item format

Three-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

No overall scores are reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Anger regulation coping
  • Anger inhibition
  • Dysregulated expression
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

Evidence is based on a sample of children in fourth and fifth grade from a small urban area (N=227).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) ranged from 0.68 to 0.73 for the three subscales. Test-retest reliability ranged from 0.61 to 0.73 for the three subscales (Zeman et al., 2001).

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 was used to substantiate three different factors (Zeman et al., 2001).
Evidence based on relations with other variables

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure link.springer.com
References

Zeman, J., Shipman, K., & Penza-Clyve, S. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 25, 2001, pp. 187.

Notes

The CAMS, CWMS, and CSMS are sometimes collectively referred to as the Children's Emotion Management Scales (CEMS).

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.