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dc.contributor.authorRao, Zhen
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-08T00:31:49Z
dc.date.available2018-12-08T00:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.issn0146-7239
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286561
dc.description.abstractThis mixed-methods study investigated cognitive appraisal, emotional experience, motivations for showing and hiding emotions, and strategies for emotional regulation in children attending a Chinese boarding school. Sixty-nine children (Mage = 9.04 years, SD= .98) were presented with vignettes designed to elicit a range of emotions and subsequently interviewed regarding their appraisals, motivations for emotional display, and strategies for emotional regulation. Transcripts were analysed thematically and associations between appraisal and emotion were explored quantitatively. Similar to findings in other cultures, anger was found to be associated with causal/blame appraisal, sadness with loss/helplessness, fear/worry with potential punishment/threat, and happiness/OK with problem-solving/positive appraisal. In contrast to findings from Western cultures, Chinese children reported greater willingness to show emotions in a peer context compared to a family context. “Other-protective” motivations for hiding emotion were reported more by older children than by younger children, and more in a family context than in a peer context. Finally, six areas of emotion regulation strategies were identified by thematic analysis. Older children reported broader repertoires of emotion regulation strategies than did younger children, with the two largest differences being “mental engagement” and “social engagement” strategies.
dc.description.sponsorshipChina Scholarship Council
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleMotivations for emotional expression and emotion regulation strategies in Chinese school-aged children
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage386
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameMotivation and Emotion
prism.startingPage371
prism.volume43
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33871
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11031-018-9740-0
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-06-15
dc.contributor.orcidRao, Zhen [0000-0001-5381-8170]
dc.contributor.orcidGibson, Jenny [0000-0002-6172-6265]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-6644
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/N006577/1)
pubs.funder-project-idArts and Humanities Research Council (AH/N004671/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/P001955/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-11-07


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