Clínica y Salud
versión impresa ISSN 1130-5274
The Spanish version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS, Gratz y Roemer, 2004) is presented. This scale assesses different features of the emotion regulation process that may have several difficulties associated, including emotional lack of control, life interference, lack of emotional attention, emotional confusion, and emotional rejection. In order to validate the instrument we conducted two studies, a cross-sectional one (N=254) and a longitudinal one (N=60). As for the adapted version of the scale, factor analysis yielded five interpretable factors -one less than the original version. Furthermore, data about internal consistency, test-retest reliability, convergent validity and incremental validity are reported. All in all, results show evidence of sound psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the DERS.
Palabras clave : Emotion regulation; Scale; Measure; Psychometric analysis.