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The Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ)
By Alexander Thomas, MD and Stella Chess, MD
Age Range: 17-80 years
Type: Self report.
Scales: Nine areas of behavioral style including activity, biological regularity, adaptability, approach, intensity, mood, persistence, distractibility, sensory threshold. The rater's general impressions of each area of temperament are included.
The ATQ measures the nine NYLS temperament dimensions in early and
middle adulthood. Temperamental style has been shown to be a core
feature of adult personality and to influence individual reactions to environment.
Individuals with 'difficult' temperament are more likely to experience
conflict with others, and with demands in their lives, which may lead to emotional
or behavioral disorder. Increasing awareness of the individual's temperament
for themselves and significant others may decrease conflict and
improve adjustment. The ATQ is a 54 item self-report instrument standardized
on the original NYLS sample. It is self administered in 10-15 minutes
and is useful for research or professional practice.
etesting.center version notes
Report includes a temperament profile bar graph, interpretations of the
meaning of the individual's standing on each of the nine scales, and a validity
section which indicates social desirability information, estimates of personal
awareness of temperament characteristics, and a listing of the scores on
each of the items on the questionnaire.
Note: Temperament in infants & children assessed on etesting.center with the Carey Temperament Scales.