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Table 2 Example measures of childhood physiological, emotional, and behavioral regulation a ages 2, 4, 5, 7, and 10 years old

From: Rationale, design and methods for the RIGHT Track Health Study: pathways from childhood self-regulation to cardiovascular risk in adolescence

Construct Example Measures Example Variables Reporter Resources
Physiological regulation Lab-TAB Emotion-eliciting Tasks (i.e., Transparent Box, Puzzle Box), Continuous Performace Test (CPT), Tower Of Hanoi RSA, RSA change, mean heart period, mean heart rate Observed Goldsmith, Reilly, Lemery, Longley, & Prescott (1993)
Goldsmith & Rothbart (2010)
Eisenberg et al. (2001)
Connors (1994)
Simon (1975)
Emotional regulation Child Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ), Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC), Lab-TAB Emotion-eliciting Tasks (i.e., Transparent Box, Puzzle Box, toy play/barrier task, perfect circle task), Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL), The Behavioral Assessment System for Children (BASC), Child Depression Inventory (CDI), Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC) Negative affectivity, emotion regulation, distraction, help-seeking, venting, anger, fear, soothability, self-comforting, management of negative affect, depressive symptoms, symptoms of anxiety Mother and father, Teacher, Observed Putnam & Rothbart (2006)
Shields & Cicchetti (1997)
See above for Lab-TAB citations
Achenbach & Rescorla (2001)
Reynolds & Kamphaus (2004)
Kovacs (1992)
Shaffer, Fisher, & Lucas (1997)
Behavioral regulation Snack Delay, Stroop Task, CPT, CBQ, naturalistic interaction, AD/HD Rating Scale-IV, Disruptive Behaviors Rating Scale impulsivity, (dis)inhibition, compliance with instructions, defiance, self-distraction, persistence, approach Observed, Mother and father Kochanska., Murray, & Coy (1997)
DuPaul, Anastopoulos, Power, Murphy, & Barkley (1994)
Anastopoulos (1992)
See above for CPT, CBQ citations