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ERIC Number: EJ869969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
The Roles of Temperamental Dispositions and Perceived Parenting Behaviours in the Use of Two Emotion Regulation Strategies in Late Childhood
Jaffe, Madeleine; Gullone, Eleonora; Hughes, Elizabeth K.
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v31 n1 p47-59 Jan-Feb 2010
In recent years, emotion regulation has re-emerged in the literature as a fundamental component of psychological functioning. The present study investigated the independent and interactive roles of temperamental dispositions and perceptions of parenting behaviors in the use of emotion regulation (ER) strategies in late childhood. A sample of 293 children (grades 4-6) completed measures of ER, temperament, and parenting behaviors. As hypothesized, higher scores on temperament-based Approach and perceived parental Care were associated with greater use of the ER strategy of Reappraisal, whereas lower levels of temperament-based Flexibility, Positive Mood Quality and perceived parental Care were associated with greater use of the ER strategy of Suppression. Results suggest that despite differing temperamental dispositions, the presence of a nurturing and supportive caregiving environment is important for the development of adaptive patterns of ER. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
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