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Avaliação Psicológica

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BATISTA, Helder Henrique Viana  and  NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto. Emotional self-regulation instruments: a literature review. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.3, pp. 389-398. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present study aimed to analyze the scientific production related to instruments that evaluate emotional self-regulation through an integrative literature review through a search in the Brazilian SciELO database for the period 2008 to 2017. We analyzed 19 articles, considering the most-used instruments, publication year and country, constructs related to emotional regulation, and instrument application samples. The largest number of publications occurred in 2016 and 2014. Emotional intelligence was the most studied construct and the Trait Meta-Mood Scale was the most widely used instrument. The most frequently searched sample was adults. It is concluded that the models of the Emotional Regulation Questionnaire and the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale are the most used to evaluate self-regulation. In addition, the number of studies on emotional self-regulation has increased, given that this an important resource in the preservation of health.

Keywords : emotional intelligence; anxiety; self-control.

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