Self-concept clarity and psychological adjustment in adolescence: The mediating role of emotion regulation

Miriam Parise, Elena Camilla Rosa Canzi, Maria Giulia Olivari, Laura Ferrari

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Self-concept clarity is a developmentally salient resource among adolescents and is positively associated with psychological adjustment. However, the mechanism underlying the association between self-concept clarity and adjustment remains inadequately understood. This study examined whether emotion regulation mediated the relationship between self-concept clarity and psychological adjustment in a sample of adolescents (N = 922) aged 14–16 years. Findings showed that the more adolescents had a clear idea of themselves the more they were effective in emotion regulation when dealing with both positive and negative emotions, and the more they were psychologically adjusted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Affective self-regulatory efficacy
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychological adjustment
  • Self-concept clarity

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Self-concept clarity and psychological adjustment in adolescence: The mediating role of emotion regulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this