First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Fiona BuckleyFollow
Leah WeeksFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Adrienne Crowell

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

To cope with challenges, some people spontaneously boost the self by affirming their core values; this is known as spontaneous self-affirmation. The current study was designed to test the relationships between individual differences in spontaneous self-affirmation (SSA; Harris et al., 2019) and other ways of coping with challenges and threats (e.g., emotion regulation skills, coping skills). Seventy-seven participants completed an online survey that included the SSA measure, Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (two facets: cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression; Gross et al., 2003), Coping Skills (Hamby et al., 2013), Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale (Brown et al., 2003), and Trait Self-Control (Tangney et al., 2004). SSA was significantly and positively correlated with cognitive reappraisal, coping skills, and trait self-control. Because the SSA is a new measure, this study adds evidence that spontaneously self-affirming is related to but distinct from other ways of coping with threats.

College and Major available

Psychology BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

PSYCH CAPSTONE, PS-397-EO, Adrienne Crowell

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Fiona Buckley, Psychology BS, Class of 2021

Leah Weeks, Psychology BS, Biology minor, Class of 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Relationships between Spontaneous Self-affirmation and Emotion Regulation and Coping Strategies

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To cope with challenges, some people spontaneously boost the self by affirming their core values; this is known as spontaneous self-affirmation. The current study was designed to test the relationships between individual differences in spontaneous self-affirmation (SSA; Harris et al., 2019) and other ways of coping with challenges and threats (e.g., emotion regulation skills, coping skills). Seventy-seven participants completed an online survey that included the SSA measure, Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (two facets: cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression; Gross et al., 2003), Coping Skills (Hamby et al., 2013), Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale (Brown et al., 2003), and Trait Self-Control (Tangney et al., 2004). SSA was significantly and positively correlated with cognitive reappraisal, coping skills, and trait self-control. Because the SSA is a new measure, this study adds evidence that spontaneously self-affirming is related to but distinct from other ways of coping with threats.

 

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