People regulate both negative and positive emotions, and their ability to do this successfully is a cornerstone of adaptive psychological functioning. However, few measures have been available to assess emotion regulation ability across both valence domains. The Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI) was recently developed for this purpose. Here we present the first psychometric study of the PERCI in the United States (N = 508). Confirmatory factor analyses supported the intended eight-factor structure, which was invariant across age, gender, and education. PERCI scores had high internal consistency, and were associated with measures of psychopathology, emotional reactivity, and emotion regulation strategies in expected ways. These observed relationships between the PERCI and various regulation strategies may serve to establish a profile of what strategy patterns characterize differences in emotion regulation ability. Overall, the PERCI had strong psychometrics. Its capacity to assess both valence domains should enable more comprehensive assessments of emotion regulation ability.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Affective Disorders|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Mark Boyes is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Investigator Grant 1173043 ).
Mark Boyes is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Investigator Grant 1173043). Ethical approval for this study was provided by the University of Western Australia Human Research Ethics Committee. The conditions of this ethics committee were followed. All participants provided informed consent for their data to be used. Copies of the research materials used in this study can be made available by contacting the corresponding author.
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.
- Emotion regulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health