The development of the «emotion dysregulation» questionnaire



We present the “Emotion Dysregulation” questionnaire aimed at assessing the types of emotion dysregulation. The theoretic model of the questionnaire is based on two dimensions of emotion dysregulation: impulsivity/rigidity of affective reactions and cognitive distortions/deficits. The questionnaire consists of three scales: rumination, avoidance, and mentalization difficulties. The three-factor structure of the questionnaire was supported by confirmatory factor analysis. The research sample (N=210) consisted of high school students and working adults aged 15—45, 108 of the female and 102 male. The scales have adequate internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent and divergent validity. The questionnaire can be used for research purposes.

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Keywords: emotion dysregulation, questionnaire development, rumination, mentalization, avoidance

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Polskaya N.A., Razvaliaeva A.Y. The development of the «emotion dysregulation» questionnaire. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2017. Vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 71–93. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2017250406. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia A. Polskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Department, Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Leading Researcher, Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health of Children and Adolescents named after G.E. Sukhareva of the Moscow Department of Public Health, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anna Y. Razvaliaeva, PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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