The Affect Regulation Checklist (©ARC; Moretti, 2003) is a is a 12-item measure adapted from published scales of emotion regulation (Gross & John, 2003; Shields & Cicchetti, 1995) and augmented with supplementary items to tap three aspects of affect regulation in adolescents. In keeping with contemporary models, the ARC is based on a multidimensional view of emotion regulation that includes both maladaptive (e.g., lack of control, suppression) and adaptive (reflection) aspects of regulation. Furthermore, the ARC assesses regulatory characteristics independent of specific emotions. Items do not refer to specific emotions and avoid confounding regulatory processes with emotional states.
The ARC yields three factors: affect control, affect suppression, and adaptive reflection. Each subscale consists of four items which are scored on a 3-point scale ranging from “not like me” to “a lot like me” and ask about experiences of affect in general. Results from confirmatory factor analyses supported a 3 factor solution for the ARC, CFI =.96, RMSEA = .059.
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Parent Version – ARC-P
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ARC Checklist Subscales
Hindi translation was completed by Rajesh Kumar, a PhD Scholar in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India.