About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Nonacceptance of emotional responses (NONACCEPT); Difficulty engaging in Goal-directed behaviour (GOALS); Impulse control difficulties (IMPULSE); Lack of emotional awareness (AWARENESS); Limited access to emotion regulation strategies (STRATEGIES); Lack of emotional clarity (CLARITY)
Description The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) is a well validated and widely used self-report measure for assessing emotion regulation problems among adolescents and adults.
Example I am clear about my feelings
Link http://cairncenter.com/forms/difficultiesinemotionalregulation_scale.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 36
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.87
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA CFI= 0.92
TLI= 0.91
RMSEA = 0.05
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= [-.10,.64] (Depression)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Neumann, A., van Lier, P.A.C., Gratz, K.L. & Koot, H.M. (2009). Multidimensional assessment of emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents using the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. Assessment, 17(1), 138 - 149. doi:10.1177/1073191109349579