Rumination, inhibition and stress: the construction of a new scale for assessing emotional style

Roger, Derek and Guarino de Scremin, Leticia and Borrill, Jo and Forbes, Angela (2011) Rumination, inhibition and stress: the construction of a new scale for assessing emotional style. Current Psychology, 30 (3). pp. 234-244. ISSN 1046-1310

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-011-9117-y

Abstract

Emotional rumination and inhibition were identified in the Emotion Control Questionnaire (ECQ—Roger and Nesshoever 1987; Roger and Najarian 1989) as two relatively independent dimensions of emotional style, and the two measures have subsequently been shown to be important moderator variables in a range of health and forensic settings. Two other dimensions that emerged in the ECQ, labelled aggression control and benign control, have been shown to form part of the extraversion constellation, and the present paper describes the construction and validation of a new scale focusing exclusively on rumination and inhibition. Revised and expanded item pools for the scales were subjected to exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, which endorsed the two-factor structure. The new scales were validated concurrently against related scales in different samples, and were shown to be systematically related to two independent indices of health status.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 14:13
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2011 14:13
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/10024

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