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ERIC Number: EJ768841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Adolescents Caught between Fires: Cognitive Emotion Regulation in Response to War Experiences in Northern Uganda
Amone-P'Olak, Kennedy; Garnefski, Nadia; Kraaij, Vivian
Journal of Adolescence, v30 n4 p655-669 Aug 2007
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of war experiences and the use of specific cognitive emotion regulation strategies in response to these experiences among 294 formerly abducted adolescents at three rehabilitation centres in Uganda. Cognitive strategies were measured by Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ). Symptoms of psychopathology were measured by the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R) and the Youth Self-Report (YSR). Relationships were studied by means of descriptive statistics, correlations and Multiple Regression Analyses. Strong relationships were found between specific cognitive emotion regulation strategies and posttraumatic stress (PTS), Internalizing and Externalizing symptoms. The results may have implications for intervention strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Impact of Event Scale