Emotional regulation in everyday life: Background and consequences

Integrated Researchers: Tânia Brandão (IR), Rute Brites, João Hipólito, Odete Nunes


The study of the reasons associated with emotional regulation is of crucial importance in the study of the processes of emotional regulation. While some studies relate the reasons for emotional regulation with the choice of different RE strategies, they remain to explore individual and contextual variables that allow a better understanding of this association as well as its impact in terms of psychological functioning.

This quantitative study, of a transversal and longitudinal nature, aims to: validate the scale of reasons for emotional regulation for the Portuguese context, explore the role of reasons in the choice of emotional regulation strategies, explore the role of attachment, self-esteem and the perception of emotional invalidation responses as antecedent factors of the reasons associated with emotional regulation, and longitudinally explore the association between reasons, emotional regulation and psychological functioning. This study is expected to find clues that help to outline interventions aimed at altering not only the strategies of emotional regulation, but also the reasons associated with it and, consequently, the promotion of a better psychological functioning of individuals on a daily basis .

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