Emotion Regulation Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents (ERQ-CA)

1.    When I want to feel happier‚ I think about something different
2.    I keep my feelings to myself.
3.    When I want to feel less bad (e.g.‚ sad‚ angry or worried). I think about something different.
4.    When I am feeling happy‚ I am careful not to show it.
5.    When I’m worried about something‚ I make myself think about it in a way that helps me feel better.
6.    I control my feelings by not showing them.
7.    When I want to feel happier about something‚ I change the way I’m thinking about it.
8.    I control my feelings about things by changing the way I think about them.
9.    When I’m feeling bad (e.g. sad‚ angry‚ or worried). I’m careful not to show it.
10.When I want to feel less bad (e.g. sad‚ angry‚ or worried) about something‚ I change the way I’m thinking about it
1 = strongly disagree‚ 2 = disagree‚ 3 = half and half‚ 4 = agree‚ 5 = strongly agree
Reappraisal (items 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8 and 10) and suppression (items 2‚ 4‚ 6 and 9)

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