Medida de estilos de regulación afectiva (MARS) ampliada en ira y tristeza

Translated title of the contribution: Measurement of affect regulation styles (MARS) expanded

Dario Paez, Francisco Martínez Sánchez, Verónica Sevillano Triguero, Andrés Mendiburo Seguel, Miriam Campos

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An expanded Spanish version of the Measure of Affect Regulation Styles (MARS), was applied to episodes of anger and sadness, in a sample of 355 graduate students from Chile, Spain, and Mexico. The study examines the association between affective regulation, adaptation to episodes and dispositional coping and emotional regulation, and psychological well-being. With regard to perceived improvement of adaptive goals, the following adaptive affect regulation strategies were confirmed: Instrumental coping, seeking social support, positive reappraisal, distraction, rumination, self-comfort, self-control, and emotional expression were functional; whereas inhibition and suppression were dysfunctional. Adaptive strategies were positively associated with psychological well-being, reappraisal and humor as a coping strategy. Negative associations were found between adaptive strategies and suppression and alexithymia. Maladaptive strategies show the opposite profile. Confrontation, instrumental coping, social support as well as social isolation were more frequently found in anger, an approach emotion.

Translated title of the contributionMeasurement of affect regulation styles (MARS) expanded
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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