The Effortful Control Scale for adults: psychometric properties of the Catalan version and its relationship to cognitive emotion regulation

  • Miquel Tortella-Feliu Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Ignacio Ibáñez Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de la Laguna
  • Gloria García de la Banda Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Maria Balle Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Blanca Aguayo-Siquier Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Alfonso Morillas-Romero Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Jordi Llabrés Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Keywords: Effortful control, Emotion Regulation, Temperament, Negative Affectivity, Anxiety, Depression, Psychological assessment.

Abstract

The goals of this study were (a) to examine the psychometric properties of a Catalan version of the Effortful control scale of the Adult Temperament Questionnaire short-form and (b) to analyze the relationships among effortful control (EC), negative affectivity (NA), and the use of negative cognitive emotion regulation (ER) strategies. In a sample of 353 college students, the instrument presents acceptable internal consistency, temporal stability and convergent validity; however, in general, psychometric properties are poorer than those reported for other versions. Confirmatory factor analysis fit indices revealed an overall poor fit for the three-factor theoretical model. Additionally, it has been found that the proneness to engage in negative cognitive ER strategies was mainly related with exhibiting high NA. Further, although such tendencies were also influenced by EC capabilities, data did not show EC moderating the relationships among NA, anxiety, and the use of negative cognitive ER strategies.

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Author Biography

Miquel Tortella-Feliu, Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Profesor titular del Departamento de Psicología (Universitat de les Illes Balears) y miembro del Institut Universitari d'Investigacions en Ciències de la Salut
Published
20-09-2013
How to Cite
Tortella-Feliu, M., Ibáñez, I., García de la Banda, G., Balle, M., Aguayo-Siquier, B., Morillas-Romero, A., & Llabrés, J. (2013). The Effortful Control Scale for adults: psychometric properties of the Catalan version and its relationship to cognitive emotion regulation. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(3), 953-964. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.3.135111
Section
Psicología de la emoción