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Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R)

The CASQ-R is a shortened version of the original Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire (CASQ; Seligman et al., 1984). The original instrument was designed to assess how children explain positive and negative events through three dimensions of causality; internal-external, stable-unstable, and global-specific. More depressed subjects typically associate negative events with internal, stable, and global causes, and positive events with external, unstable, and specific causes. There are 24 items, each is an event (12 positive events and 12 negative events) with two choices for response which map onto one of the three dimensions of causality stated above.

attributional style, depression, depressive symptoms, cognitions
John Seeley
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Kaslow N (2000a), Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R). Emory University, Dept. of Psychiatry. Available from Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Emory University, Department of Psychiatry, Grady Health System, 80 Butler Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30322; kaslow@emory.edu
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Nadine J. Kaslow, 2002

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Assessment Modality

Higher scores on negative items reflects depressive attributional style for bad events. Lower scores on negative items reflects non-depressive attributional style for bad events. Higher scores on positive items reflects non-depressive attributional style for good events. Lower scores on positive items reflects depressive attributional style for good events. Higher composite scores reflect more internal-stable-global attributions for bad events and more external-unstable-specific attributions for good events.

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Instrument Details

Children approximately 9-12 years old.
English
10 minutes
24
Scale includes:

1.) 12 positive events
a. 2 assess internal-external dimension
b. 7 assess stable-unstable dimension
c. 3 assess global-specific dimension

2.) 12 negative events
a. 3 assess internal-external dimension
b. 6 assess stable-unstable dimension
c. 3 assess global-specific dimension

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Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R) - John Seeley

Comments

2015-04-19 - Aisling Haugh

Hi, I am completing a research thesis at UCC, Ireland. We would like to to test the effect of a BPS PPI on attributional style among other factors. Is it possible to access the CASQ-R via your organisation? Many thanks Aisling Haugh


2014-07-10 - Priyanka Doshi

Hi, Is there anyway I can view or get a hold of this measure? My lab and I are creating a CBT based group for children and adolescents with mood disorder. We wanted to use the CASQ-R as a measure for cognitive styles/attributes. We would appreciate any feedback. Best, Priyanka Doshi