Family, work and parenting international perspectives : Interpersonal emotion regulation in the family : a review of assessments tools

Rieder, Stephan ; Perrez, Meinrad ; Reicherts, Michaël ; Horn, Andrea

The last decade has seen an increase in the number of publications dealing with individual emotion regulation (1ER) and interpersonal emotion regulation (IPER). Interpersonal emotion regulation amongst couples and between parents and children has been studied in different ways within different theoretical approaches, and researchers interested in this topic are confronted with challenges... Mehr

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    Summary
    The last decade has seen an increase in the number of publications dealing with individual emotion regulation (1ER) and interpersonal emotion regulation (IPER). Interpersonal emotion regulation amongst couples and between parents and children has been studied in different ways within different theoretical approaches, and researchers interested in this topic are confronted with challenges regarding study design and melhod selection. For Ihis reason, articles from selected joumals offamily, developmental, emotion and clinical psychology were systemalically reviewed as regards assessmenllools which include aspects of interpersonal emolion regulation. An overvjew of these methods is presented, and the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches are discussed with regard 10 content and methodological criteria. Amb.ulatory assessment in particular offers new possibilities to operationalize theoretical assumptions, to consider the demand for ecologically valid data, and to achieve important new research findings. In a broader perspective, a multi-method, multi-Ievel, multi-source approach is recommended, which combines ambulatory assessment with conventional research methods.