Emotion Regulation Abilities and the Quality of Social Interaction

Paulo N. Lopes, Peter Salovey, Stéphane Côté, Michael Beers, Richard E. Petty
2005 Emotion  
Emotion regulation abilities, measured on a test of emotional intelligence, were related to several indicators of the quality of individuals' social interactions with peers. In a sample of 76 college students, emotion regulation abilities were associated with both self-reports and peer nominations of interpersonal sensitivity and prosocial tendencies, the proportion of positive vs. negative peer nominations, and reciprocal friendship nominations. These relationships remained statistically
more » ... icant after controlling for the Big Five personality traits as well as verbal and fluid intelligence.
doi:10.1037/1528-3542.5.1.113 pmid:15755224 fatcat:vb2d5y6icbe7fhff7hw4kv73wm