New Psychometric Evidence of a Bifactor Structure of the Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) in Ecuadorian College Students

Rodrigo Moreta-Herrera, Mónica Perdomo-Pérez, Diego Vaca-Quintana, Hernán Sánchez-Vélez, Pamela Camacho-Bonilla, Fabricio Vásquez de la Bandera, Sergio Dominguez-Lara, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez

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Abstract

Background. Emotion Regulation comprises a set of strategies (cognitive, emotional, and physiological) that allow individuals faced with internal or external stimuli to manage their emotional response, to adapt to the environment, and to achieve goals. The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) is used to assess Emotion Regulation. It has been translated into several languages (including Spanish) and has been adapted around the world, but its psychometric properties have not been tested in Ecuador. Objective. To confirm the bifactor structure of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire and its reliability in a sample of Ecuadorian college students. Design. A quantitative and instrumental study using Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Robust Maximum Likelihood estimation. The sample consisted of 400 participants (62.5% women), aged 18 to 25 (M = 21.1; SD = 1.95) from two universities in Ecuador and seven different undergraduate courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-134
Number of pages15
JournalPsychology in Russia: State of the Art
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Emotion regulation
  • Reliability
  • Students
  • Validity

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