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ERIC Number: EJ1007094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2909
Meta-Analytic Estimates Predict the Effectiveness of Emotion Regulation Strategies in the "Real World": Reply to Augustine and Hemenover (2013)
Miles, Eleanor; Sheeran, Paschal; Webb, Thomas L.
Psychological Bulletin, v139 n3 p730-734 May 2013
Augustine and Hemenover (2013) were right to state that meta-analyses should be accurate and generalizable. However, we disagree that our meta-analysis of emotion regulation strategies (Webb, Miles, & Sheeran, 2012) fell short in these respects. Augustine and Hemenover's concerns appear to have accrued from misunderstandings of our inclusion criteria or from disagreements with methodological decisions that are crucial to the validity of meta-analysis. This response clarifies the bases of these decisions and discusses implications for the accuracy and validity of meta-analyses. Furthermore, we show that our findings are consistent with theoretical predictions and previous reviews, and we present new evidence that the effect sizes that we obtained are generalizable. In particular, we demonstrate that our estimates of the effectiveness of emotion regulation strategies reveal how well these strategies predict important emotional outcomes over 1 year. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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