About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Anger; Happiness; Sadness; Fear
Description A brief mood measure consisting of four scales; anger, happiness, sadness and fear.
Example I feel frightened
Link http://www.redalyc.org/html/727/72726347016/

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-14
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .70-.85
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor orthogo
CFA 4-factor model
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Emotion Awareness Questionnaire differentiating emotions subscale correlated with MOOD sadness subscale, r= -.26, fear subscale, r= -.23, anger subscale, r= -.19 and happiness subscale, r= -.28; Somatic complaints correlated with MOOD sadness subscale, r= .49, fear subscale, r= .44, anger subscale, r=.42 and happiness subscale, r= -.28
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Plumed, A. B. G., Prado-Gascó, V. J., Badenes, L. V., López, A. O., & Barrón, R. G. (2013). The MOOD questionnaire: Adaptation and validation of the Spanish version. Psicothema, 25, 252-257. doi:10.7334/psicothema2012.201
Rieffe, C., Terwogt, M. M., & Bosch, J. D. (2004). Emotion understanding in children with frequent somatic complaints. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1(1), 31-47. doi:10.1080/17405620344000013