Emotion valence, intensity and emotion regulation in immigrants and majority members in the Netherlands

Stupar, Snezana, van de Vijver, Fons J. R. and Fontaine, Johnny R. J. (2015) Emotion valence, intensity and emotion regulation in immigrants and majority members in the Netherlands. International Journal of Psychology, 50 4: 312-318. doi:10.1002/ijop.12091


Author Stupar, Snezana
van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
Fontaine, Johnny R. J.
Title Emotion valence, intensity and emotion regulation in immigrants and majority members in the Netherlands
Journal name International Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-066X
0020-7594
Publication date 2015-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ijop.12091
Volume 50
Issue 4
Start page 312
End page 318
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We were interested in interethnic differences and similarities in how emotion regulation strategies (reappraisal, suppression and social sharing) can be predicted by emotion valence and intensity. The sample consisted of 389 Dutch majority members and members of five immigrant groups: 136 Turkish and Moroccan, 105 Antillean and Surinamese, 102 Indonesian, 313 Western and 150 other non-Western immigrants. In a path model with latent variables we confirmed that emotion regulation strategies were significantly and similarly related to emotion valence and intensity across the groups. Negative emotions were more reappraised and suppressed than positive emotions. Intensity was positively related to social sharing and negatively related to reappraisal and suppression. The Dutch majority group scored higher on emotion valence than Turkish and Moroccan immigrants. Also, the Dutch majority group scored lower on reappraisal than all non-Western groups, and lower on suppression than Turkish and Moroccan immigrants. We conclude that group differences reside more in mean scores on some components than in how antecedents are linked to regulation strategies.
Keyword Emotion regulation
Emotion valence and intensity
Immigrants
The Netherlands
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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