Mississippi State University
Armstrong, Kevin J.
DeShong, Hilary L.
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Dissertation - Campus Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Emotion dysregulation is a transdiagnostic clinical feature of many psychological disorders. Prior research has focused on generalized emotion dysregulation, whereas specific emotion regulation difficulties have not been explored in as much depth. The current study expanded this body of research by examining specific emotion regulation difficulties and relationships with broader emotion regulation functioning, including strategy use, affect intensity, and flexibility. College students (N = 380) completed a self-report battery of emotion regulation measures. A MANOVA indicated that patterns of emotion regulation functioning differentially predict specific emotion regulation difficulties. A multivariate regression (GLM) identified the facets of emotion regulation that predict specific emotion regulation difficulties. Our results suggest that examining specific emotion regulation difficulties may yield more nuanced information than solely examining generalized dysregulation, which may benefit treatment planning for clinical intervention of emotion dysregulation.
Coleman, Ashley Steverson, "Identifying Specific Difficulties Predicted by Emotion Regulation Strategy Use and Related Facets" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2569.