About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Inhibition (the suppression of worry); Dysregulation (exaggerated displays of worry); Coping (constructive ways of managing worry)
Description Measure of children's ability to manage worry.
Example I hold my worried feelings in
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-009-9308-4

Implementation details

No. of items 10
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .69-.74
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity CWMS inhibition scale correlated with Emotion Expression Scale for Children (EESC) poor awareness subscale, r= .24 and EESC expressive reluctance subscale, r= .32 and Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) internalising subscale, r= -.19; CWMS dysregulation subscale correlated with Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC) lability/negativity subscale, r= .16 and ERC regulation subscale, r= -.08 and EESC, r=.29 and Children's Sadness Management Scale (CSMS) dysregulation subscale, r=.55 and CBCL anxiety subscale, r=.19; CWMS coping scale correlated with ERC lability/negativity subscale, r=-.24 and ERC regulation subscale, r=.16 and CSMS coping subscale, r= .36
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Zeman, J. L., Cassano, M., Suveg, C., & Shipman, K. (2010). Initial validation of the children’s worry management scale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(4), 381-392. doi:10.1007/s10826-009-9308-4