Assessment of Emotion-regulation Skills in Game-based Situations
The aim of the study is to investigate the validity of in-game scores as indicators for emotional regulation abilities in children and adolescence.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
Arms and Interventions
|Experimental: Online therapeutic game
Participants in this group will have access to the evaluation module of the REThink game.
Other: REThink therapeutic game
REThink is a online therapeutic game developed by David and collaborators (2018), proved to be an efficient intervention to reduce emotional symptoms of children and adolescents.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Emotion-regulation [Pre-intervention (one day before the intervention)]
The Emotion Regulation Index for Children and Adolescents (ERICA; Biesecker & Easterbrooks, 2001). It is a 13-item on a five-point Likert scale, from 0 "strong disagreement" to 5"strong agreement" where higher scores represent better emotional regulation abilities,
- Strengths and difficulties [Pre-intervention (one day before the intervention)]
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire - child version (SDQ; Goodman, 1997). It is a 25-item on a three-point Liker scale, from 0 "not true" to 2 "certainly true" where lower scores represent an improvement or lack of problems.
- Emotional symptoms [Pre-intervention (one day before the intervention)]
The Child Behavior Checklist for ages 6-18 (CBCL; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) is a parent-report of child emotional and behavioral problems. Each item is rated on a 3-point Likert-style scale ranging from 0 (not true) to 2 (very true or often true). The DSM-derived affective and anxiety scales and the anxious/depressed and withdrawn/depressed syndrome scales, respectively, will be used to assess emotional symptoms.
- Emotion recognition [Pre-intervention (one day before the intervention)]
The Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (EAQ, Rieffe et al., 2008) is a 32-item questionnaire on a three-point Liker scale, from 0 "not true" to 2 "certainly true".
- Compassion [Pre-intervention (one day before the intervention)]
Compassion Scale for Children (CSC, Nas & Sak, 2020) is a 20-items scale rated on a five points Likert scale from "Never" to "Always" where higher scores means higher levels of compassion.
children and adolescents between 8 and 16 years
provided written parental consent
Intellectual disability or physical limitations precluded the use of the computer program
Had a major mental health disorder
Contacts and Locations
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Babes-Bolyai University
- The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.