Date of Award

2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Martini, Tanya S.,

Keywords

Psychology, Personality.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The present study explored the styles and strategies men use to regulate their negative emotion and anger, as well as the relation between men's use of emotion regulation (ER) and their dispositional empathy. A sample of 120 male undergraduates imagined themselves as the father of a six-year-old child, specified as either a son or daughter. They rated the extent to which they would regulate anger toward their child, both by rating 14 general ER strategies (e.g., avoidance, positive reevaluating, giving up, hiding feelings, expressing feelings elsewhere), and by responding to two specific parenting vignettes. In addition, participants completed questionnaires assessing their ER style for negative emotion and anger (Emotion Control Questionnaire, Roger & Najarian, 1989; Anger Expression Scale, Spielberger, Reheiser, & Solomon, 1988) and their dispositional empathy (Interpersonal Reactivity Index; Davis, 1983). (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .K445. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1630. Adviser: Tanya S. Martini. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.

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