Maternal Emotional Style Questionnaire (MESQ)

Legace-Seguin. 2001
1.    When my child is sad‚ it’s time to problem solve
2.    Anger is an emotion worth exploring
3.    When my child is sad I am expected to fix the world and make it perfect
4.    When my child gets sad. it’ s a time to get close
5.    Sadness is something that one has to get over‚ to ride out‚ not to dwell on
6.    I prefer my child to be happy rather than overly emotional
7.    I help my child get over sadness quickly so he/she can move on to other things
8.    When my child is angry‚ it’s an opportunity for getting close
9.    When my child is angry‚ f take some time to try to experience this feeling with him/her
10.I try to change my child’ s angry moods into cheerful ones
11.Childhood is a happy-go-lucky time‚ not a time for feeling sad or angry
12.When my child gets angry‚ my goal is to get him or her to stop
13.When my child is angry‚ I want to know what he/she is thinking
14.When my child is angry‚ it’s time to solve a problem
Parent Emotional Style Questionnaire (PESQ)
(MESQ: Lagace-Seguin & Coplan‚ 2006 – Social Development)
1.    When my child is angry I want to know what he/she is thinking.
2.    When my child is scared‚ it’s an opportunity for getting close.
3.    When my child is worried‚ it’s time to solve a problem
4.    Anger is an emotion worth exploring.
5.    I try to change my child’s worried moods into cheerful ones.
6.    I prefer my child to be happy rather than overly emotional.
7.    Sadness is something that one has to get over.
8.    When my child gets angry my goal is to get him/her to stop.
9.    I help my child get over sadness so he/she can move onto other things.
10.When my child is angry‚ it’s an opportunity for getting close.
11.When my child is scared‚ I take some time to try to experience this feeling with him/her.
12.When my child is angry‚ it’s time to solve a problem.
13.When my child is sad I am expected to fix the world and make it perfect.
14.Childhood is a happy-go-lucky time‚ not a time for feeling worried.
15.When my child is sad‚ it’s time to problem solve.
16.Childhood is a happy-go-lucky time‚ not a time for feeling sad or angry.
17.When my child gets worried my goal is to make him/her feel better.
18.When my child is worried I want to know what he/she is thinking.
19.When my child is angry‚ I take some time to try to experience this feeling with him/her.
20.When my child gets sad‚ it’s a time to get close.
21.I try to change my child’s angry moods into cheerful ones.
21.
 
EC (alpha 0.92)‚ ED (alpha 0.90)
 
1= Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3= Neutral‚ 4= Agree‚ 5= Strongly Agree
MESQ: Factor I “ED” (items: 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 12)‚ Factor II “CE” (items: 1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 8‚ 9‚ 13‚ and 14)
 
 

Legace-Seguin‚ D. G. (2001). Fostering emotional and social well -being: Examining thecorrelations of maternal emotional styles. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Carleton University‚ Ottawa‚ Ontario‚ Canada.

Lagacé-Séguin‚ D.G.‚ & Coplan‚ R. (2005). Maternal emotional styles and child social adjustment: Assessment‚ correlates‚ outcomes and goodness of fit in early childhood. Social Development‚ 14‚ 613-636.

Lagacé-Séguin‚ D.G. (2002‚ August). A novel approach to the study of parenting: The psychometric validation of the Maternal Emotional Styles Questionnaire. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development‚ Ottawa‚ Ontario‚ August‚ 2002.

Lagacé-Séguin‚ D.G. (2002‚ August). An examination of child regulation as a moderator in the association between maternal emotional styles and behavioural adjustment in preschool. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavioral. Development‚ Ottawa‚ Ontario‚ August‚ 2002.

Lagacé-Séguin‚ D.G. (2001‚ April). Weathering the winter: Meteorology and mother’s perceptions of children’s emotions during the winter season. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development‚ Minneapolis‚ Minnesota‚ April 19-22‚ 2001.

Lagacé-Séguin‚ D.G. (2001‚ April). Fostering emotional wellbeing: examining the relations between parenting beliefs and emotional styles. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development‚ Minneapolis‚ Minnesota‚ April 19-22‚ 2001.

Soleimani H‚ Bashash L.(2012). Factor structure‚ Validity and Reliability of the Maternal Emotional Styles Questionnaire (MESQ). 13 (47) :39-48