Article Title: Translation and Cross-cultural Validation of Children Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (CRSC) for Pakistani Adolescents

Author(s): Sultan Shujja, Farah Malik, and Nashi Khan

Institute(s): Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2017, Vol. 32, No. 1, 297-315

Correspondence Address: Sultan Shujja, Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail:


Within cultural perspective, it was aimed to translate Children Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (CRSQ; Downey, Lebolt, Rincón, & Freitas., 1998) into native language (Urdu) in order to assess the sensitivity level of children and adolescents pertaining to peer and teacher rejection. This questionnaire has strong theoretical grounds and sound psychometric properties. The standardized back translation procedure was followed to make the translation authentic and final translated version was administered on conveniently drawn sample (N = 313) with age range 14-18 years (M = 16.46, SD = 1.24) from four cities of Punjab. In order to evaluate psychometric properties of CRSQ (Urdu translation), exploratory factor analysis was conducted to explore factor structure within cultural perspective. A large number of items were exclusively loaded in single factor except few items that have been discussed with reference to cultural and situational context. Besides, three subscales were significantly correlated and alpha reliability coefficients reflected significant internal consistency ranging from .74-.85. Convergent and discriminant validity were also computed along with gender differences on three scales of CRSQ (Urdu). Findings have been discussed within cultural context.

Keyword. Peer and teacher rejection, cross-cultural validation, cultural perspective, gender differences