Emotion Regulation Index for Children and Adolescents (ERICA)

ERICA is a 16 item scale to assess emotion regulation in middle childhood and adolescence. The ERICA was developed in 2009 and yields 3 factors, Emotional Control, Emotional Self-awareness, and Situational Responsiveness. 

Content

Domains
Self Management,
Self Awareness
Subdomain

Emotional Regulation

Grades
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
16 items
Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Contact
Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Musser, E. D., Backs, R. W., Schmitt, C. F., Ablow, J. C., Measelle, J. R., & Nigg, J. T. (2011). Emotion regulation via the autonomic nervous system in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(6), 841-852.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-011-9499-1

Musser, E. D., Galloway-Long, H. S., Frick, P. J., & Nigg, J. T. (2013). Emotion regulation and heterogeneity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(2), 163-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2012.11.009 

Tenenbaum, R. B., Musser, E. D., Morris, S., Ward, A. R., Raiker, J. S., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2019). Response inhibition, response execution, and emotion regulation among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(4), 589-603.   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-018-0466-y

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

MacDermott, S. T., Gullone, E., Allen, J. S., King, N. J., & Tonge, B. (2010). The emotion regulation index for children and adolescents (ERICA): A psychometric investigation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(3), 301-314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-009-9154-0

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Likert