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Emotion. 2005 Mar;5(1):113-8.

Emotion regulation abilities and the quality of social interaction.

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Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8205, USA. p.lopes@surrey.ac.uk

Abstract

Emotion regulation abilities, measured on a test of emotional intelligence, were related to several indicators of the quality of individuals' social interactions with peers. In a sample of 76 college students, emotion regulation abilities were associated with both self-reports and peer nominations of interpersonal sensitivity and prosocial tendencies, the proportion of positive vs. negative peer nominations, and reciprocal friendship nominations. These relationships remained statistically significant after controlling for the Big Five personality traits as well as verbal and fluid intelligence.

PMID:
15755224
DOI:
10.1037/1528-3542.5.1.113
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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