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Protocol - Temperament - Infant

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Description:

The Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R) is a parent-report questionnaire used to measure the temperament of an infant (3-12 months old). The 36-item instrument (very short form) includes three broad scales. Respondents are asked to read each description of behavior and indicate how many times in the past week the infant exhibited this behavior. Respondents should circle the frequency on a 7-point Likert scale (never, very rarely, less than half the time, half the time, more than half the time, almost always, always).

Protocol:

The Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R) may be obtained by completing the request form on Mary Rothbart’s website (http://www.bowdoin.edu/~sputnam/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/) and sending the form to the contact person indicated. Information about scoring the instrument is also available by request.

Protocol Name from Source:

Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Proxy-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Infant

Participants:

Parent of a child aged 3-12 months

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

Dr. Mary Rothbart is a pioneer in the measure of temperament and her Infant Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ) has been used successfully since 1981 and translated into 20 languages. The instrument has been revised since then: once in 1998 to create a short version and again in 2008 to create a very short version.

Language

English, Spanish, Available in 20 other languages

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Infant Temperament Assessment Scale 3162871 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Temperament - infant proto 62937-8 LOINC
Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

· No changes

Source

The Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R) may be obtained by completing the request form on Bowdoin College’s website (https://research.bowdoin.edu/rothbart-temperament-questionnaires/instrument-descriptions/the-infant-behavior-questionnaire/) and sending the form to the contact person indicated. Information about scoring the instrument is also available by request.

General References

Rothbart, M. K. (1981). Measurement of temperament in infancy. Child Development, 52, 569-578.

Rothbart, M. K., & Bates, J. E. (1998). Temperament. In W. Damon (Series Ed.) & N. Eisenberg (Vol. Ed.), Handbook of child psychology: Vol. 3. Social, emotional and personality development (5th ed., pp. 105-176). New York: Wiley.

Protocol ID:

181103

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Temperament

Release Date:

November 21, 2016

Definition

This is a measure used to assess individual differences in emotional and motor reactivity and the attentional capacities that support self-regulation in children.

Purpose

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.

Keywords

Psychosocial, affect, behavior, mood, impulsivity, personality