Assessing Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy in Three Countries

Gian Vittorio Caprara, Laura Di Giunta, Nancy Eisenberg, Maria Gerbino, Concetta Pastorelli, Carlo Tramontano

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Abstract

The Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy (RESE) scale was developed to assess perceived self-efficacy in managing negative (NEG) and in expressing positive (POS) affect (G. V. Caprara & M. Gerbino, 2001). In this study of young adults, the factorial structure of the RESE scale was found to be similar in Italy, the United States, and Bolivia: In addition to a factor for POS, NEG was represented by a second-order factor of 2 different negative affects: despondency-distress (DES) and anger-irritation (ANG). Overall, there was partial invariance at both metric and scalar levels across gender and countries. Discriminant and convergent validity of the RESE scale was further examined in the Italian sample. Stronger patterns of association of POS with prosocial behavior, of ANG with low aggressive behavior problems and irritability, and of DES with low anxiety/depressive problems and shyness and high self-esteem were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-237
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Shyness
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Young Adult
Anxiety

Keywords

  • assessment
  • emotional regulation
  • self-efficacy beliefs

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Caprara, G. V., Di Giunta, L., Eisenberg, N., Gerbino, M., Pastorelli, C., & Tramontano, C. (2008). Assessing Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy in Three Countries. Psychological Assessment, 20(3), 227-237. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.20.3.227

Assessing Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy in Three Countries. / Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Di Giunta, Laura; Eisenberg, Nancy; Gerbino, Maria; Pastorelli, Concetta; Tramontano, Carlo.

In: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 20, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 227-237.

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Caprara, GV, Di Giunta, L, Eisenberg, N, Gerbino, M, Pastorelli, C & Tramontano, C 2008, 'Assessing Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy in Three Countries', Psychological Assessment, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 227-237. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.20.3.227
Caprara, Gian Vittorio ; Di Giunta, Laura ; Eisenberg, Nancy ; Gerbino, Maria ; Pastorelli, Concetta ; Tramontano, Carlo. / Assessing Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy in Three Countries. In: Psychological Assessment. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 227-237.
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