Regulating positive and negative emotions in daily life

John B. Nezlek , Konstantinos Kafetsios , Michael Sharwood Smith

Abstract

The present study examined how people regulate their emotions in daily life and how such regulation is related to their daily affective experience and psychological adjustment. Each day for an average of 3 weeks, participants described how they had regulated their emotions in terms of the reappraisal and suppression (inhibiting the expression) of positive and negative emotions, and they described their emotional experience, self-esteem, and psychological adjustment in terms of Beck's triadic model of depression. Reappraisal was used more often than suppression, and suppressing positive emotions was used less than the other three strategies. In general, regulation through reappraisal was found to be beneficial, whereas regulation by suppression was not. Reappraisal of positive emotions was associated with increases in positive affect, self-esteem, and psychological adjustment, whereas suppressing positive emotions was associated with decreased positive emotion, self-esteem, and psychological adjustment, and increased negative emotions. Moreover, relationships between reappraisal and psychological adjustment and self-esteem were mediated by experienced positive affect, whereas relationships between suppression of positive emotions and self-esteem adjustment were mediated by negative affect.
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Konstantinos Kafetsios
Konstantinos Kafetsios,,
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, Michael Sharwood Smith
Michael Sharwood Smith,,
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Journal seriesJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ISSN 0022-0221, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2008
Vol76
No3
Pages561-580
Publication size in sheets0.95
ASJC Classification3314 Anthropology; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3207 Social Psychology
DOIDOI:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00496.x
URL onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00496.x/abstract
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.725; WoS Impact Factor: 2008 = 1.528 (2) - 2008=2.349 (5)
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