Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)

The Distress Tolerance Scale (previously Distress Tolerance Questionnaire, DTQ) is a 15 item self-report measure of emotional distress tolerance.

ITEM CODING

Individuals select on a 1-5 likert scale

(Strongly Disagree, Mildly Disagree, Feel Neutral, Mildly Agree, Strongly Agree) about each of the 16 statements about distress.

SCALES

There is one total scale, and only item 6 is reverse coded.

RESOURCE FILES

DTS Questionnaire doc

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Simons, J. S., & Gaher, R. M. (2005). The Distress Tolerance Scale: Development and validation of a self-report measure. Motivation and Emotion, 29(2), 83-102.