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Gender differences in motives for regulating emotions

Timmers, M., Fischer, A. H. and Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid 1998. Gender differences in motives for regulating emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 24 (9) , pp. 974-985. 10.1177/0146167298249005

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The present study was designed to test the assumption that gender differences in emotion expression are based on differences in the motives held by men and women in social interactions. Three hundred and fourteen students participated in this study by completing a questionnaire. Each questionnaire contained two vignettes that varied with respect to type of emotion (anger, disappointment, fear or sadness), sex of target, and object-target relationship. Dependent variables included measures of emotion expression and of motives for regulating one's emotions. The results support the general hypothesis that women are more concerned with relationships and less reluctant to express powerless emotions, whereas men are more motivated to stay in control and tend to express emotions that reflect their power.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0146-1672
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:12

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