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ERIC Number: EJ927503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Associations of Coping and Appraisal Styles with Emotion Regulation during Preadolescence
Zalewski, Maureen; Lengua, Liliana J.; Wilson, Anna C.; Trancik, Anika; Bazinet, Alissa
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v110 n2 p141-158 Oct 2011
We investigated the associations of appraisal and coping styles with emotion regulation in a community sample of preadolescents (N = 196, 9-12 years of age), with appraisal, coping styles, and emotion regulation measured at a single time point. In a previous study, we identified five frustration and four anxiety emotion regulation profiles based on children's physiological, behavioral, and self-reported reactions to emotion-eliciting tasks. In this study, preadolescents' self-reported appraisal and coping styles were associated with those emotion regulation profiles. Overall, findings revealed that children who were more effective at regulating their emotions during the emotion-eliciting tasks had higher levels of positive appraisal and active coping when dealing with their own problems. Conversely, children who regulated their emotions less effectively had higher levels of threat appraisal and avoidant coping. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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