Reciprocal Relations Between Emotional Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Ego-Resiliency Across Time

Milioni, Michela and Alessandri, Guido and Eisenberg, Nancy and Castellani, Valeria and Zuffianò, Antonio and Vecchione, Michele and Caprara, Gian Vittorio (2014) Reciprocal Relations Between Emotional Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Ego-Resiliency Across Time. Journal of Personality, 83 (5). pp. 552-563. ISSN 00223506

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Abstract

The present study examined the longitudinal relations of adolescents' self-reported ego-resiliency to their emotional self-efficacy beliefs in expressing positive emotions and in managing negative emotions as they moved into early adulthood. Participants were 239 females and 211 males with a mean age of 17 years (SD = .80) at T1, 19 years (SD = .80) at T2, 21 years (SD = .82) at T3, and 25 years (SD = .80) at T4. A four-wave cross-lagged regression model and mediational analyses were used. In a panel structural equation model controlling for the stability of the constructs, reciprocal relationships across time were found between ego-resiliency and emotional self-efficacy beliefs related to the expression of positive emotions and to the management of negative emotions. Moreover, the relation between ego-resiliency assessed at T1 and T3, and ego-resiliency assessed at T2 and T4, was mediated through emotional self-efficacy beliefs (at T2 and T3, respectively), and vice versa. The posited conceptual model accounted for a significant portion of variance in ego-resiliency and has implications for understanding the development of ego-resiliency.

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Additional Information and Comments: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Milioni, M., Alessandri, G., Eisenberg, N., Castellani, V., Zuffianò, A., Vecchione, M. and Caprara, G. V. (2015), Reciprocal Relations Between Emotional Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Ego-Resiliency Across Time. Journal of Personality, 83: 552–563. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12131, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jopy.12131/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Antonio Zuffiano
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 14:49
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/984

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