| Published: September 15, 2021
Emotion Regulation During New Normal Situation: A Comparative Study
With the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), all of us are experiencing a unique situation which is full of uncertainties, anxiety, loneliness, irritability and stress. The obvious consequence is loosing control over one’s own emotion and expressing negative emotion and consequently, lowering emotional and mental well-being. To maintain mental wellbeing, emotion regulation is important. Emotion regulation can be defined as the ability to regulate one’s own emotions and emotional responses. Adaptive emotional regulation is beneficial to mental health and thereby promotes adaptive functioning and sustainability whereas maladaptive emotional regulation (emotional dysregulation) may hamper mental health and thereby decrease competitive advantage. Adulthood is the most challenging phase of an individual’s life because adults start taking up different roles and responsibilities and thereby need to modify and control emotions accordingly. Objectives: The present study aims at determining the following objectives: 1. To find out the difference between young and mid adult with respect to their emotion regulation. 2. To find out the gender difference with respect to their emotion regulation. Nature of the study: the present study is cross- sectional in nature and standardized questionnaire for assessing emotion regulation has been used. Method and Material: 150 adults (80 young adults and 70 mid adults) participated in the present study and responded. Participants were selected based on Snowball sampling (non-probability) method. The data were collected using online platform during lockdown period. Results: Significant difference exists between male and female with respect to their emotion regulation and young and mid adults also differed significantly with respect their emotion regulation. Implication: The study will throw light on the emotion regulation of adults.
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Received: June 23, 2021; Revision Received: September 02, 2021; Accepted: September 15, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021