The relations between interpersonal self-support traits and emotion regulation strategies: A longitudinal study
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AbstractAlthough several cross-sectional surveys have shown that certain traits such as extraversion and neuroticism are related to emotion regulation, few studies have explored the nature of this relationship. The present study tried to explore the longitudinal relation between traits and emotion regulation strategies. The Interpersonal Self-Support Scale for Middle School Students (ISSS-MSS) and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) were administrated to 374 middle school students two times across a 6-month interval. A path analysis via structural equation modeling of the five interpersonal self-support traits and the two emotion regulation strategies was tested. The results showed that interpersonal independence predicted expressive suppression and cognitive reappraisal, and that interpersonal initiative also predicted reappraisal, while reappraisal predicted interpersonal flexibility and interpersonal openness 6 month later. These results support the hypotheses that some personality traits influence certain emotion regulation strategies, while other traits may be influenced by specific emotion regulation strategies. © 2014 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.
All Author(s) ListXia L.-X., Gao X., Wang Q., Hollon S.D.
Journal nameJournal of Adolescence
Volume Number37
Issue Number6
PublisherAcademic Press
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages779 - 786
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsEmotion regulation, Interpersonal self-support, Longitudinal study, Middle school students, Personality

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