Appraisal-emotion relationships in daily life

John B. Nezlek , Kristof Vansteelandt , Iven Van Mechelen , Peter Kuppens


Using a daily process design, the present study examined relationships between momentary appraisals and emotional experience based on Smith and Lazarus' (1993) theory of emotions (1993). Nine times a day for 2 weeks, participants (N = 33, 23 women) recorded their momentary experience of 2 positive emotions (joy, love) and 4 negative emotions (anger, guilt, fear, sadness) and the core relational theme appraisal contents Smith and Lazarus hypothesized as corresponding to these emotions. A series of multilevel modeling analyses found that the hypothesized relationships between appraisal contents and these emotions were stronger than relationships between contents and other emotions, although appraisals were related to other emotions in many cases. Moreover, there were some individual differences in the strength of these relationships. These results suggest that there are no one-to-one relationships between appraisal contents and specific emotional experiences, and that specific emotions are associated with different appraisal contents, and that specific appraisals are associated with different emotions
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Kristof Vansteelandt
Kristof Vansteelandt,,
, Iven Van Mechelen
Iven Van Mechelen,,
, Peter Kuppens
Peter Kuppens,,
Journal seriesEmotion, ISSN 1528-3542, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2008
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
Not used for evaluationyes
Score (nominal)40
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2008 = 1.815; WoS Impact Factor: 2008 = 3.073 (2) - 2009=4.877 (5)
Citation count*128 (2021-04-06)
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