Emotion Reactivity Scale

Emotion Reactivity Scale
Matthew K. Nock‚ Michelle M. Wedig‚ Elizabeth B. Holmberg‚ Jill M. Hooley. (2008).
1. When something happens that upsets me‚ it’s all I can think about it fora long time.
2. My feelings get hurt easily.
3. When I experience emotions‚ I feel them very strongly/intensely.
4. When I’m emotionally upset‚ my whole body gets physically upset as well.
5. I tend to get very emotional very easily.
6. I experience emotions very strongly.
7. I often feel extremely anxious.
8. When I feel emotional‚ it’s hard for me to imagine feeling any other way.
9. Even the littlest things make me emotional.
10. If I have a disagreement with someone‚ it takes a long time forme to get over it.
11. When I am angry/upset‚ it takes me much longer than most people to calmdown.
12. I get angry at people very easily.
13. I am often bothered by things that other people don’t react to.
14. I am easily agitated.
15. My emotions go from neutral to extreme in an instant.
16. When something bad happens‚ my mood changes very quickly. People tellme I have a very short fuse.
17. People tell me that my emotions are often too intense for the situation.
18. I am a very sensitive person.
19. My moods are very strong and powerful.
20. I often get so upset it’s hard for me to think straight.
21. Other people tell me I’m overreacting.
Sensitivity subscale: α=.88‚
Arousal/Intensity subscale: α=.86‚
Persistence subscale: α=.81
This instrument can be found on page 111 of “The Emotion Reactivity Scale: Development‚ Evaluation‚ and Relation to Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors”‚ available online at: http://scholar.harvard.edu/dwegner/files/najmi_wegner__nock_2007.pdf
0=not at all like me and 4=completely like me
Sensitivity subscale: Items 2‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 12‚ 13‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ and 18
Arousal/Intensity subscale: Items 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ 17‚ 19‚ 20‚ and 21
Persistence subscale: items 1‚ 8‚ 10‚ and 11

Matthew K. Nock‚ Michelle M. Wedig‚ Elizabeth B. Holmberg‚ Jill M. Hooley. (2008). the Emotion Reactivity Scale: Development‚ Evaluation‚ and Relation to Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors. Behavior Therapy‚ Volume 39(2): 107–116