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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2012

01-09-2012

An Examination of the Latent Structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale

Auteurs: Joseph R. Bardeen, Thomas A. Fergus, Holly K. Orcutt

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2012

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Abstract

The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS; Gratz and Roemer, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 26:41–54, 2004) is a popular multidimensional self-report measure of emotion regulation. The present study sought to examine the latent factor structure of the DERS. An examination of latent factor intercorrelations and a higher-order confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) suggested that the DERS-AWARENESS dimension may not represent the same higher-order emotion regulation construct as the other five DERS dimensions. Furthermore, findings supported the adequacy of a revised five-factor model of the DERS in which the AWARENESS dimension was removed. This revised DERS total scale did not diminish concurrent relations between the DERS and outcomes relevant to the emotion regulation domain (i.e., depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress symptoms). Implications for the conceptualization and assessment of emotion regulation are discussed.
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We thank an anonymous reviewer for recommending our use of this method.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
An Examination of the Latent Structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale
Auteurs
Joseph R. Bardeen
Thomas A. Fergus
Holly K. Orcutt
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2012
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-012-9280-y