Predicting post-breakup distress and growth in emerging adulthood: The roles of relationship satisfaction and emotion regulation

Jerika C. Norona, Miri Scharf, Deborah P. Welsh, Shmuel Shulman

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Abstract

With a sample of emerging adults (N = 110; 72% female) this brief report utilized self-report measures to examine the role of relationship satisfaction and emotion regulation strategies assessed at age 20 in predicting breakup distress and posttraumatic growth three years later. Results showed that higher relationship satisfaction is associated with less future breakup distress. Emotion regulation explained the ways individuals cope with distress; cognitive appraisal (in contrast to emotional suppression) predicted higher growth after experiencing a breakup. Findings highlight the ways emotion regulation strategies can help emerging adults cope with relational stressors such as breakups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

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Keywords

  • Breakup distress
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Emotion regulation
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • Relationship
  • Satisfaction

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