Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (IERQ): scale development and psychometric characteristics
Hofmann, Stefan G.
Carpenter, Joseph K.
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CitationStefan G Hofmann, Joseph K Carpenter, Joshua Curtiss. 2016. "Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (IERQ): Scale Development and Psychometric Characteristics.." Cognit Ther Res, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp. 341 - 356.
Despite the popularity of emotion regulation in the contemporary literature, research has almost exclusively focused on only intrapersonal processes, whereas much less attention has been placed in interpersonal emotion regulation processes. In order to encourage research on interpersonal emotion regulation, we present a series of 4 studies to develop the Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (IERQ). The final scale consists of 20 items with 4 factors containing 5 items each. The 4 factors are: Enhancing Positive Affect; Perspective Taking; Soothing; and Social Modeling. The scale shows excellent psychometric characteristics. Implications for future research are discussed.