Emotion regulation difficulties and psychopathology among Pakistani adolescents

Huma Zafar , Agata Dębowska , Daniel Boduszek


The main aim of this study was to examine the associations between emotion dysregulation and psychopathology in adolescence. A representative sample of 1,500 adolescent students (50% female) aged 12 to 19 years (M = 15.08, SD = 1.44) was recruited from schools and colleges located in the province of district Punjab, Pakistan, using a stratified sampling technique. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test associations between five dimensions of emotion regulation difficulties and five forms of psychopathology by gender (male/female). The model provided an adequate fit to the data among girls and boys. In the model tested among boys, seven positive associations between emotion regulation difficulties and psychopathology variables were found. The model tested with girls included one negative and 13 positive associations between the study variables. Findings can be used for designing universal prevention programs to prevent the development of psychopathology.
Author Huma Zafar
Huma Zafar,,
, Agata Dębowska (Wydział Psychologii i Prawa w Poznaniu)
Agata Dębowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii i Prawa w Poznaniu
, Daniel Boduszek (Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach)
Daniel Boduszek,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach
Journal seriesClinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, [Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry], ISSN 1359-1045, e-ISSN 1461-7021, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in EnglishEmotion regulation difficulties, psychopathology, Pakistani adolescents, gender differences, structural equation modeling
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health; 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3203 Clinical Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.687; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.36 (2) - 2018=1.457 (5)
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