Regulation of emotions in the community: suppression and reappraisal strategies and its psychometric properties

Jörg Wiltink, Heide Glaesmer, Marco Canterino, Klaus Wölfling, Achim Knebel, Henrik Kessler, Elmar Brähler & Manfred E. Beutel
Objective: The German Version of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) has recently been published. The questionnaire investigates two common emotion regulation strategies (10 items) on two scales (suppression, reappraisal). Major aims of the study were to assess the reliability and factor structure of the ERQ, to determine population based norms and to investigate relations of suppression and reappraisal to anxiety, depression and demographic characteristics. Methods: In a representative community study (N=2524) we assessed emotion regulation...