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.
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish
|caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE)||Adult Temperament Questionnaire Assessment Scale||6132724||CDE Browser|
|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.
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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