Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)

Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)

Please indicate how often the following 36 statements apply to you by writing the appropriate number from the scale above (1 – 5) in the box alongside each item.

1.      I am clear about my feelings (R)
2.      I pay attention to how I feel (R)
3.      I experience my emotions as overwhelming and out of control
4.      I have no idea how I am feeling
5.      I have difficulty making sense out of my feelings
6.      I am attentive to my feelings (R)
7.      I know exactly how I am feeling (R)
8.      I care about what I am feeling (R)
9.       I am confused about how I feel
10.   When I’m upset‚ I acknowledge my emotions (R)

11.   When I’m upset‚ I become angry with myself for feeling that way
12.   When I’m upset‚ I become embarrassed for feeling that way
13.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty getting work done
14.   When I’m upset‚ I become out of control
15.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that I will remain that way for a long time
16.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that I’ll end up feeling very depressed
17.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that my feelings are valid and important (R)
18.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty focusing on other things
19.   When I’m upset‚ I feel out of control
20.   When I’m upset‚ I can still get things done (R)

21.   When I’m upset‚ I feel ashamed with myself for feeling that way
22.   When I’m upset‚ I know that I can find a way to eventually feel better (R)
23.   When I’m upset‚ I feel like I am weak
24.   When I’m upset‚ I feel like I can remain in control of my behaviours (R)
25.   When I’m upset‚ I feel guilty for feeling that way
26.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty concentrating
27.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty controlling my behaviours
28.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that there is nothing I can do to make myself feel better
29.   When I’m upset‚ I become irritated with myself for feeling that way
30.   When I’m upset‚ I start to feel very bad about myself
31.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that wallowing in it is all I can do

32.   When I’m upset‚ I lose control over my behaviours
33.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty thinking about anything else
34.   When I’m upset‚ I take time to figure out what I’m really feeling (R)
35.   When I’m upset‚ it takes me a long time to feel better
36.   When I’m upset‚ my emotions feel overwhelming

 

Gratz‚ K.L. & Roemer‚ E. Multidimensional Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Development‚ Factor Structure‚ and Initial Validation of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment‚ 26: 1‚ pp. 41-54

 

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Kim L. Gratz; and Lizabeth Roemer. Multidimensional Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Development‚ Factor Structure‚ and Initial Validation of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale; Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment‚ Vol. 26‚ No. 1‚ March 2004.

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