Vol. 26 No. 3 (2023)


Published 10/24/2023


  • Emotion Regulation

How to Cite

Karastoyanov, G., & Hristova, A. (2023). ADAPTATION OF A EMOTION REGULATION COMPETENCY INVENTORY. Psychological Research (in the Balkans), 26(3). https://doi.org/10.7546/PsyRB.2023.26.03.01


Paper presents data for the adaptation of the Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI) which show a good, relatively stable factor structure of the eight subscales and the three aggregate scales, as well as good reliability (Cronbach's Alpha> 0, 70). The obtained results for the personal correlates of the experiential and behavioral components of emotional regulation are theoretically expected in the context of the views of Epstein (2014), Higgins (2012), Gross (2015b) and confirm the validity of the instrument:

- positive relationship between individual differences in negative and positive emotional regulation;

- difficulties in regulating negative emotions are associated with higher levels of stress;

- the higher negative emotional reactivity is associated with more difficulties in regulating negative emotions, and the weaker positive emotional reactivity is associated with more difficulties in regulating positive emotions;

- the preference for rational processing is associated with less difficulty in regulating emotions;

- the more pronounced promotional or preventive focus is associated with fewer difficulties in positive, negative and general emotional regulation;

- the stronger fear of negative evaluation as an individual difference is associated with more difficulties in emotional regulation.

The lack of connection between the studied variables (regulatory focus, preference for rational or experiential processing of information and fear of negative evaluation) and the components of tolerance of negative and positive emotions presupposes additional research.


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