The Role of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies in the Prediction of the Features of Borderline Personality in University Students

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1 اراک

2 الزهرا

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate the role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies in the prediction of the features of borderline personality disorder. In this descriptive correlation study, 378 students (187 males & 191 females) from the statistical population of all the students from Arak University during 2015 were selected through a cluster random sampling method. The students filled in the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire and the Borderline Personality Scale. Data analysis was performed using correlation and regression analysis. The results indicated that the features of borderline personality disorder had a significant positive correlation with maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and a significant negative correlation with adaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies. The regression analysis showed that the cognitive emotion regulation strategies could predict the features of borderline personality disorder in the university students. In general, it can be concluded that maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies predicted higher levels of borderline personality disorder.

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