RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE LATVIAN VERSION OF THE EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS QUESTIONNAIRE

Authors

  • Iluta Kristiņa-Everte Rīga Stradiņš University
  • Inese Paiča Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre
  • Kristīne Mārtinsone Rīga Stradiņš University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2021vol7.6227

Keywords:

emotion regulation, emotion regulation skills, emotion regulation skills questionnaire, ERSQ-27, psychometric properties, reliability, validity

Abstract

The aim of this study was to carry out the adaption of the Latvian version of the Emotion Regulation Skills Questionnaire (ERSQ-27)(SEK-27, Berking & Znoj, 2008) for adults witch evaluates nine dimensions of emotion regulation skills. The questionnaire was completed by 376 adults (82% women and 18% men), aged 18 – 69 years (M = 31.2, SD = 12.99). The calculations for the adapted questionnaire were made for the Cronbach’s alpha, test-retest reliability and determination of the convergent and factorial validity. The five-factor solution proposed by the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was tested and compared with the theoretically postulated nine-factor solution using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The nine-factor model results in the Latvian version questionnaire explain 72% of varienace, but five-factors – 59.76%. The results for EFA and CFA were both higher in the nine-factor model. The internal consistency coefficients (Cronbach’s alpha) of the scales varied from 0.64 to 0.82, test-retest correlations ranged between 0.82 – 0.94. Similar results of the factor analysis were found in other research studies. Findings from this study showed significant evidence for the reliability and validity of the ERSQ-27 and it would be advisable to continue using it in scientific research.


Author Biographies

  • Iluta Kristiņa-Everte, Rīga Stradiņš University
    Maģistrante, Veselības psiholoģijas un pedagoģijas katedra
  • Inese Paiča, Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre
    Lektore, docētāja, Veselības psiholoģijas un pedagoģijas katedra
  • Kristīne Mārtinsone, Rīga Stradiņš University
    Prof. Dr.Psych.Katedras vadītāja, Veselības psiholoģijas un pedagoģijas katedraStudiju programmas vadītāja, PsiholoģijaDocētāja, Veselības psiholoģijas un pedagoģijas katedraVadošā pētniece

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2021-05-28