Measures

The Affect Regulation Checklist

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 

Youth Version – ARC-Y

ARC Checklist Subscales

Affect Regulation Checklist – Hindi Translation

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.

The Comprehensive Adolescent-Parent Attachment Inventory

The Comprehensive Adolescent-Parent Attachment Inventory – Parent and Youth Versions (©CAPAI; Moretti, McKay, & Holland, 2000) is a 56-item measure of adolescent-parent attachment, originally developed for clinical and empirical purposes at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The measure draws items from Brennan, Clark, and Shaver’s (1996, 1998) Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR) scale, which were adapted for use with adolescents and with reference to their relationships with their parents or primary caregivers. Consistent with the ECR and other self-report measures of attachment, two super-ordinate factors emerge from the CAPAI: attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance (RMSEA = .07). The measure possesses excellent psychometric properties (Steiger,& Moretti, 2005, 2008).

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Parent version – CAPAI-P

Youth version – CAPAI-Y

CAPAI Subscales and Scoring

The Sadness and Anger Rumination Inventory

The Sadness and Anger Rumination Inventory (SARI; Peled & Moretti, 2007) taps rumination on anger and sadness, using analogous items for the two forms of rumination. The SARI consists of 11 items for each form of rumination, with the words angry and anger in the anger rumination measure replaced with sad and sadness in the sadness rumination measure. Participants indicate on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (Never) to 5 (Always) how often they engage in activities described by each item, when they are angry (anger rumination measure) or sad (sadness rumination measure). The SARI has demonstrated good reliability and validity (Peled & Moretti, 2007; 2010).

The Sadness and Anger Rumination Inventory – Italian Translation

Italian translation was completed by Marco Innamorati, PsyD. and Claudio Imperatori, MPsy., at the Università Europea di Roma, Rome, Italy.