Date: 17 Oct 2008

Multidimensional Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Development, Factor Structure, and Initial Validation of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale

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Erratum to: J Psychopathol Behav Assess (2004) 26:41-54

DOI 10.1023/B:JOBA.0000007455.08539.94

In stating that the Generalized Expectancy for Negative Mood Regulation Scale (NMR; Catanzaro & Mearns, 1990) was used as a template to help structure the format (but not the content) of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), we failed to specify that one of the DERS items (# 35, “When I’m upset, I believe that wallowing in it is all I can do.”) is identical in wording to an NMR item, and another (#20, “When I’m upset, I believe that I’ll end up feeling [very] depressed.”) is almost identical in wording, while three other DERS items (# 19, 32, and 34) are similar in content to NMR items. Thus, 5 of the 36 items in the DERS are content-related to the NMR. Further, three other DERS items (# 12, 21, and 39) were adapted from items in the Emotional Approach Coping Scale (Stanton, Kirk, Cameron, & Danoff-Burg, 2000) and four others overlap with items from the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (Sal ...

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