How couples regulate their emotions and how they converge emotionally with one another can critically affect relationship quality. We examined individual differences in two different classes of interaction-relevant processes—emotion regulation (ER) and emotional contagion (EC), the tendency to catch and converge with the emotions of others—in long-term marital relationships. Results from the actor–partner interdependence model analyses indicated that (a) actors’ and partners’ levels of cognitive reappraisal (but not suppression) and EC were independently associated with higher marital satisfaction and (b) both partners’ and actors’ levels of EC moderated associations between cognitive reappraisal (but not suppression) and marital satisfaction, such that this association significantly increased for lower levels of EC. EC at couple level had a direct effect on marital satisfaction and overrode individual-level effects of EC. These results indicate that both automatic (EC) and controlled (ER) processes have independent and conjoint effects on marital satisfaction in long-wed couples and, to an extent, coincide in attempts to synchronize couples’ emotional linkage. The results point to intrapersonal and interpersonal mechanisms in the regulation of emotion in longer term marital relationships
Emotion regulation and satisfaction in long-term marital relationships / Mazzuca, Silvia; Kafetsios, Konstantinos; Livi, Stefano; Presaghi, Fabio. - In: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. - ISSN 0265-4075. - (2018), pp. 1-16.
|Titolo:||Emotion regulation and satisfaction in long-term marital relationships|
MAZZUCA, SILVIA (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Emotion regulation and satisfaction in long-term marital relationships / Mazzuca, Silvia; Kafetsios, Konstantinos; Livi, Stefano; Presaghi, Fabio. - In: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. - ISSN 0265-4075. - (2018), pp. 1-16.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|