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Factor Structure and Initial Validation of a Multidimensional Measure of Difficulties in the Regulation of Positive Emotions: The DERS-Positive. Copyright: Weiss, N. H.; Gratz, K. L.; Lavender, J. M.

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N H. Weiss
K L I Gratz
J M. Lavender

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Weiss, N. H.; Gratz, K. L.; Lavender, J. M.

Title, Section

Factor Structure and Initial Validation of a Multidimensional Measure of Difficulties in the Regulation of Positive Emotions: The DERS-Positive. Copyright: Weiss, N. H.; Gratz, K. L.; Lavender, J. M.

Publication Year

2015

Journal Title

Behavior Modification

Volume

39

Issue

3

Pages

431-453

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 25576185

DOI

10.1177/0145445514566504

Abstract

Emotion regulation difficulties are a transdiagnostic construct relevant to numerous clinical difficulties. Although the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) is a multidimensional measure of maladaptive ways of responding to emotions, it focuses on difficulties with the regulation of negative emotions and does not assess emotion dysregulation in the form of problematic responding to positive emotions. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a measure of clinically relevant difficulties in the regulation of positive emotions (DERS-Positive). Findings revealed a three-factor structure and supported the internal consistency and construct validity of the total and subscale scores.

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