Prosocial Self-Regulation Questionnaire SRQ-P
The Self-Regulation Questionnaires
Prosocial Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ-P)
This questionnaire concerns the reasons why children engage in various prosocial behaviors. The scale was developed for children in late elementary and middle school and uses the same format as the Academic Self- Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ-A)‚ which is the other SRQ developed for children. As with the SRQ-A‚ the
responses on this SRQ-P are on a 4-point scale (rather than the 7-point scale used for adults)‚ and the very true response comes first for each item‚ so the scale is scored as follows: Very True is scored 4; Sort of True is scored 3; Not Very True is scored 2; and Not at All True is scored 1. This way‚ a higher score will indicate a
higher level of endorsement of that regulatory style. The SRQ-P uses three subscales: external regulation‚ introjected regulation‚ and identified regulation. Because these kinds of behaviors result from internalization rather than being done naturally‚ there is not an intrinsic motivation subscale to this questionnaire.
Why I Do Some Behaviors
These questions are about the reasons you do things. Different kids have different reasons.
We want to know how true each of these reasons is for you.
Why do you keep a promise to friends?
1. So my friends will like me.
2. Because I’d feel like a bad person if I didn’t.
3. Because my friends will get made at me if I don’t.
Because I think it’s important to keep promises.
5. Because I don’t like breaking promises.
Why do you not make fun of another child for making a mistake?
6. Because if I do‚ I’ll get in trouble.
7. Because I think it’s important to be nice to others.
8. Because I’d feel ashamed of myself after I did it.
9. Because other kids won’t like me if I do that.
10. Because I don’t like to be mean.
Why don’t you hit someone when you’re mad at them?
11. Because I’ll get in trouble if I do.
12. Because I want other kids to like me.
13. Because I don’t like to hit others.
14. Because I wouldn’t want to hurt someone.
15. Because I’d feel bad about myself if I did.
Why do you try to be nice to other kids?
16. Because if I don’t‚ other kids won’t like me.
17.Because I’ll get in trouble if I don’t.
18. Because I think it’s important to be a nice person.
19. Because I will feel bad about myself if I don’t.
20. Because I don’t like being mean.
Why would you help someone who is in distress?
21. Because I think it’s important to give help when it’s needed.
22. Because I could get in trouble if I didn’t.
23. Because I’d feel bad about myself if I didn’t.
24. Because I want people to like me.
25. Because it is satisfying to help others.
Ryan‚ R.M.‚ & Connell‚ J.P. (1989). Perceived locus of causality and internalization: Examining reasons for acting in two domains. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 57‚ 749-761.