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ERIC Number: EJ1022683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Negative Emotions and Behaviors are Markers of Breakup Distress
Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeanette
College Student Journal, v47 n3 p516-523 Sep 2013
Method: University students who experienced a recent romantic breakup were given several self-report measures and were then divided into high versus low breakup distress groups. Results: The high breakup distress versus the low breakup distress groups had higher scores on negative emotions scales including depression, anxiety and anger and reported more negative behaviors including poor academic performance, drinking and disorganized behavior. They also reported feeling less forgiveness, although the two groups were equivalent on posttraumatic growth and positive activities including reading, playing music, watching T.V., and internet use. Surprisingly, also, the two groups (high and low distress following breakup) were similar on personality traits including optimism, extraversion and spirituality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; State Trait Anxiety Inventory