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

A revised version of the ERQ, the ERQ-CA is meant to be used in non-adult samples. Revision of the ERQ visible in the ERQ-CA include simplification of item wording and a switch from a 7-point Likert scale to a 5-point Likert scale.


Self Management,
Social Awareness

Cognitive Reappraisal, Expressive Suppression, Emotion Regulation

5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade

Administration Information

10 items

Access and Use

Open Access
Use in Research

Bariola, E., Hughes, E. K., & Gullone, E. (2012). Relationships between parent and child emotion regulation strategy use: A brief report. Journal of Child and Family Studies21(3), 443-448.

Hughes, E. K., Gullone, E., Dudley, A., & Tonge, B. (2010). A case-control study of emotion regulation and school refusal in children and adolescents. The Journal of Early Adolescence30(5), 691-706.

Gresham, D., & Gullone, E. (2012). Emotion regulation strategy use in children and adolescents: The explanatory roles of personality and attachment. Personality and Individual Differences52(5), 616-621.

Gullone, E., Hughes, E. K., King, N. J., & Tonge, B. (2010). The normative development of emotion regulation strategy use in children and adolescents: A 2‐year follow‐up study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry51(5), 567-574.

Lantrip, C., Isquith, P. K., Koven, N. S., Welsh, K., & Roth, R. M. (2016). Executive function and emotion regulation strategy use in adolescents. Applied Neuropsychology: Child5(1), 50-55.


Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Gullone, E., & Taffe, J. (2012). The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents (ERQ–CA): A psychometric evaluation. Psychological Assessment24(2), 409.

Ng, Z. J., Huebner, E. S., Maydeu-Olivares, A., & Hills, K. J. (2019). Confirmatory factor analytic structure and measurement invariance of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents in a longitudinal sample of adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment37(2), 139-153.

Item Type

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