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Telangana Journal of Psychiatry


A Study to Examine the Relationship between Emotion Regulation and Resilience among First-year Undergraduates


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Author Details : Pavani Narukurthi, Raghuram Macharapu, Vishnu Gade, Pramod KR Mallepalli, Ravulapati Sateesh Babu

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 73-77


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Abstract

Introduction: Transitioning to undergraduate college life can be stressful as students have to make multiple adjustments. Emotional Regulation (ER) plays a crucial role in the psychosocial development of college students. Adaptive ER strategies are important for developing resilience.
Objective: To examine the relationship between emotional regulation and resilience among first-year undergraduates.
Methodology: The sample included first-year undergraduate students from respective colleges (Medical, Engineering and Degree), who completed the following instruments; Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross and John, 2003) and Brief Resilience Scale (BRS; Smith, Dalen, Wiggins, Tooley, Christopher & Bernard, 2008). Statistical analyses were carried out and the findings were discussed by referring to relevant literature.
Results: A significant positive correlation was obtained between cognitive reappraisal and resilience. On the other hand, expressive suppression demonstrated a significant negative correlation with both cognitive reappraisal and resilience.
Conclusion: Effective life skills training program is necessary to battle various psychological in competencies.

Keywords: Emotional, Regulation, Resilience, College Students, Life Skills Training.

How to cite : Narukurthi P, Macharapu R, Gade V, Mallepalli P K, Babu R S, A Study to Examine the Relationship between Emotion Regulation and Resilience among First-year Undergraduates. Telangana J Psychiatry 2017;3(2):73-77

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