Factor structure and validation of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire



Introduction: This study aimed to measure the validity and factor analysis of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ).Method: The 36-item CERQ was translated, credited by experts, and completed by 250 15–17-year-old adolescents.Results: The data was subjected to a factor analysis, which resulted in the Persian version of CERQ consisting of 26 items. Only 4 components out of 9 remained in the Persian version.Conclusion: The present study was conducted in order to validate the CERQ in the adolescent population. The 26-item emotion regulation questionnaire with 4-factor solution had an appropriate validity for future studies.