Journal article

Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Well-Being and Positive Education

Lucy Morrish, Nikki Rickard, Tan Chyuan Chin, Dianne Anne Vella-Brodrick

JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Emotion regulation (ER) becomes increasingly important across adolescent development, and promotes psychological flexibility, resilience and well-being in youth. Positive education programs (PEPs) combine academic training with positive psychology interventions (PPIs) to increase well-being and reduce mental ill-health. Despite considerable overlap between PPIs and ER models, the role and relevance of ER to PEPs remains unclear. This review aimed to evaluate the relationship of ER to PEPs targeting adolescents. First, to evaluate the relationship of ER to domains of well-being targeted by school-based PPIs. Second, to examine whether school-based PPIs can improve adolescents’ ER capacity. Th..

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