The present study examined the longitudinal relations of adolescents' self-reported ego-resiliency to their emotional self-efficacy beliefs in expressing positive emotions and in managing negative emotions as they moved into early adulthood. Participants were 239 females and 211 males with a mean age of 17 years (SD=.80) at T1, 19 years (SD=.80) at T2, 21 years (SD=.82) at T3, and 25 years (SD=.80) at T4. A four-wave cross-lagged regression model and mediational analyses were used. In a panel structural equation model controlling for the stability of the constructs, reciprocal relationships across time were found between ego-resiliency and emotional self-efficacy beliefs related to the expression of positive emotions and to the management of negative emotions. Moreover, the relation between ego-resiliency assessed at T1 and T3, and ego-resiliency assessed at T2 and T4, was mediated through emotional self-efficacy beliefs (at T2 and T3, respectively), and vice versa. The posited conceptual model accounted for a significant portion of variance in ego-resiliency and has implications for understanding the development of ego-resiliency.

Reciprocal relations between emotional self-efficacy beliefs and ego-resiliency across time / Milioni, M.; Alessandri, Guido; Eisenberg, N.; Castellani, V.; Zuffianò, A; Vecchione, Michele; Caprara, Gian Vittorio. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY. - ISSN 0022-3506. - STAMPA. - 83:5(2015), pp. 552-563. [10.1111/jopy.12131]

Reciprocal relations between emotional self-efficacy beliefs and ego-resiliency across time

ALESSANDRI, GUIDO;Castellani, V.;Zuffianò, A;VECCHIONE, MICHELE;CAPRARA, Gian Vittorio
2015

Abstract

The present study examined the longitudinal relations of adolescents' self-reported ego-resiliency to their emotional self-efficacy beliefs in expressing positive emotions and in managing negative emotions as they moved into early adulthood. Participants were 239 females and 211 males with a mean age of 17 years (SD=.80) at T1, 19 years (SD=.80) at T2, 21 years (SD=.82) at T3, and 25 years (SD=.80) at T4. A four-wave cross-lagged regression model and mediational analyses were used. In a panel structural equation model controlling for the stability of the constructs, reciprocal relationships across time were found between ego-resiliency and emotional self-efficacy beliefs related to the expression of positive emotions and to the management of negative emotions. Moreover, the relation between ego-resiliency assessed at T1 and T3, and ego-resiliency assessed at T2 and T4, was mediated through emotional self-efficacy beliefs (at T2 and T3, respectively), and vice versa. The posited conceptual model accounted for a significant portion of variance in ego-resiliency and has implications for understanding the development of ego-resiliency.
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