Alexithymia questionnaire for children (ASC)

Alexithymia questionnaire for children (ASC)
Rieffe‚ C.‚ Oosterveld‚ P.‚ & Meerum Terwogt‚ M. (2006)
1.    I am often confused about the way I am feeling inside
2.    I find it difficult to say how I feel inside
3.    I feel things in my body that even doctors don’t understand
4.    I can easily say how I feel inside
5.    When I have a problem‚ I want to know where it comes from and not just talk about it  
6.    When I am upset‚ I don’t know if I am sad‚ scared or angry
7.    I am often puzzled by things that I feel in my body
8.    I’d rather wait and see what happens‚ instead of thinking about why things happen  
9.    Sometimes I can’t find the words to say how I feel inside  
10.It is important to understand how you feel inside
11.I find it hard to say how I feel about other people
12.Other people tell me that I should talk more about how I feel inside  
13.I don’t know what’s going on inside me
14.I often don’t know why I am angry
15.I prefer talking to people about everyday things‚ rather than about how they feel
16.I prefer watching funny television programmes‚ rather than films that tell a story about other people’s problems
17.It is difficult for me to say how I really feel inside‚ even to my best friend  
18.I can feel close to someone‚ even when we are sitting still and not saying anything
19.Thinking about how I feel‚ helps me when I want to do something about my problems  
20.When I have to concentrate on a film to understand the story‚ I enjoy the film much less
Difficulty identifying feelings‚ Difficulty describing feelings and Externally oriented thinking
not true‚ a bit true‚ true.
Not true‚ Sometimes true‚ Often true

Rieffe‚ C.‚ Oosterveld‚ P.‚ & Meerum Terwogt‚ M. (2006). An alexithymia questionnaire for children: Factorial and concurrent validation results. Personality and Individual Differences‚ 40‚ 123-133.

Nasiri. Habib.‚ Latifian. Morteza.‚ & Rieffe‚ C.‚ 2009. Alexithymia and its Relationship with Physical Complaints and Emotional Competency in Children and Adolescents. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology‚ 15(3); 248-257. [email protected]

Rieffe‚ C.‚ Oosterveld‚ P.‚ Meerum Terwogt‚ M.‚ Novin‚ S.‚ Nasiri‚ H. & Latifian‚ M. (2010). Relationship between alexithymia‚ mood and internalizing symptoms in children and young adolescents: Evidence from an Iranian sample. Personality and Individual Differences‚ 48‚ 425-430.