Maternal Emotional Styles Questionnaire

Measure DescriptionSource of measure Lagacé‐Séguin, D. G., & Coplan, R. J. (2005). Maternal emotional styles and child social adjustment: Assessment, correlates, outcomes and goodness of fit in early childhood. Social Development, 14(4), 613-636.
Mode of administration Parent self-report
Age range for useAdults
Domains AssessedParent's emotional style. Two subscales: emotion coaching (EC) and emotion dismissing (ED).
Related Measures
BurdenTraining needed to administerNone
Minutes to complete 5-10
# of items21
Adaptation for AIAN useAdaptedNo
Developer allows adaptation?Unclear- contact developer
Used with AIAN populations? Yes
AIAN: Cronbach's alpha rangeNot yet available
AIAN: Evidence of validityNot yet available
Other populations: Cronbach's alpha rangeTest-retest reliability: the EC and ED subscales demonstrated moderately stability (r = .63 and r = .58, respectively) over the course of 6 months (Lagace-Seguin & Coplan, 2005).
Other populations: Evidence of validityLagacé‐Séguin and Coplan (2005) assessed the factor structure of the MESQ and reduced the number of items from the original 45 (Gottman, 1999) to 22. They also confirmed the factor structure of two scales: EC and ED. Next, they found that MESQ scales correlated in expected ways with parenting goals and showed convergent validity with the meta-emotiona interview.
SourceDeveloperGottman; Lagace-Seguin & Coplan.
SummaryComments about sensitivity to changeMore information needed
General remarks