Protocol - Temperament - Adult
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) is a 77-item self-administered questionnaire that measures the constructs of effortful control, negative affect, extraversion/surgency, and orienting sensitivity. Each item is scored on a 7-point Likert-scale.
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) may be obtained via the Bowdoin College website: https://research.bowdoin.edu/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/. Information about scoring the instrument is also available by request.
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||Yes|
Mode of Administration
Adults, ages 18 years and older
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) is a revision of an instrument that has been used successfully since 1988 and has been translated into twelve languages.
English, Other languages available at source
|Human Phenotype Ontology||Mood swings||HP:0000720||HPO|
|Human Phenotype Ontology||Mood changes||HP:0001575||HPO|
Process and Review
Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.
Guidance from the ERP includes:
· Added new protocol
· Created new data dictionary
Protocol Name from Source
Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ)
Evans, D.E., & Rothbart, M.K. (2007). Development of a model for adult temperament. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 868-888.
The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) may be obtained via the Bowdoin College website: https://research.bowdoin.edu/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/.
Eikenaes, I., Egeland, J., Hummelen, B., & Wilberg, T. (2015). Avoidant Personality Disorder versus Social Phobia: The Significance of Childhood Neglect. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0122846.
Evans DE, Rothbart MK. (2009). A Two-Factor Model of Temperament. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(6):565-570.
Derryberry, D., & Rothbart, M. K. (1988). Arousal, affect, and attention as components of temperament. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 958-966.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX181105000000||Protocol 181105 - proprietary. Check DCW for more||N/A|
November 28, 2017
This is a measure used to assess individual differences in emotional and motor reactivity and the attentional capacities that support self-regulation in children.
Temperament includes several dimensions of emotion and reactivity that are part of a person’s personality. Maturation and life experiences change these dimensions as a person ages. These dimensions can be measured via questionnaires, and the results may be correlated with changes in personality and behaviors later in life.
temperament - adult, Psychosocial, affect, behavior, mood, impulsivity, personality
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|181101||Temperament - Child|
|181102||Temperament - Early Childhood|
|181103||Temperament - Infant|
|181104||Temperament - Adolescent|
|181105||Temperament - Adult|
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