About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Internal-External; Stable-Unstable; Global-Specific
Description Assesses how children explain positive and negative events through three dimensions of causality; internal-external, stable-unstable, and global-specific.
Example You make a new friend
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nadine_Kaslow/publication/232557413_Children's_Attributional_Style_Questionnaire-Revised/links/5427cab10cf238c6ea7adb2b/Childrens-Attributional-Style-Questionnaire-Revised.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 24
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-12
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .45-.60
Test retest 6 months, r= .53
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity r= [-. 40,.35] with VDI Depression Inventory
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Gladstone, T. R. G., & Kaslow, N. J. (1995). Depression and attributions in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 23(5), 597-606. doi:10.1007/bf01447664.
Thompson, M., Kaslow, N. J., Weiss, B., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1998). Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire—Revised: Psychometric examination. Psychological Assessment, 10(2), 166-170. doi:10.1037//1040-3590.10.2.166