Adapting the scale of cognitive emotion regulation strategies for children to turkish: validity and reliability studies.


Akfırat O. N. , Turan O.

International Online Journal of Education and Teaching (IOJET), vol.8, no.2, pp.904-915, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : International Online Journal of Education and Teaching (IOJET)
  • Page Numbers: pp.904-915

Abstract

This study aimed to adapt the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies for Children Scale (CERQ-k) developed by Garnefski et al. (2007) into Turkish, and to carry out validity and reliability studies of the  Turkish version for children aged between 9-12. The research was carried out with 657 students attending  a Middle School in Istanbul's Pendik district in 2018. As research instruments, Personal Information Form  and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies for Children Scale were used to collect data. According to  the result of the confirmatory factor analysis conducted to test the construct validity of the scale, it was concluded that the 9-factor structure was confirmed. In the reliability studies regarding the scale, it was  found that the Cronbach's Alpha coefficients for the sub-dimensions were between 0.43 and 0.80 and the  total correlation values for the items were between 0.16 and 0.66. It was found that the test-retest  coefficient values of the sub-dimensions of the scale ranged from 0.36 to 0.67. Based on the findings  obtained, it was concluded that the Turkish version of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies for  Children Scale is valid and reliable for children between the ages of 9-12.