Psychometric Properties of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) and Its Relationship with Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Students in Tehran

Maryam Mirzaee


The individuals use various coping strategies to cope with stress. Selection of suitable coping strategies against mental pressures can reduce effect of pressures on mental health, resulting in the person’s more adjustment. With regard to what mentioned above, the present research has been conducted aiming at identifying psychometric properties including validity and normalization of The Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) among students, so that overview of these properties requires performing factor analysis. A sample group with sample size (485) has been selected among the statistical population based on the common methods in factor analysis research using cluster sampling. 85 individuals have been discarded among them due to lack of collaboration and as the result a sample group with sample size (400) among students in Tehran city have been undergone study. The Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) as the instrument used in the present research measures defensive behavior in daily life. According to the results from this research, there is a significant relationship between psychometric properties of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) and its relationship with depression, anxiety and stress among students in Tehran.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s2p54

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