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Socio-Economic Status of Family as a Factor of Emotion Regulation and Well-Being


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1 Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Personnel Management & Industrial Relations Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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The socio economic factors are important determinants of human development. Research shows that socioeconomic status of family isassociated with a wide array of health, cognitive, and socio-emotional outcomes in children and its effects continuing into adulthood. Many empirical evidences have been found that better socioeconomic condition of family facilitate better emotion regulation abilities, cognitive functioning and well-being in children. The present studyanalyzes the role of socioeconomic status in emotion regulation and well-being of adults. The Socioeconomic Scale, Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire have been used in the study for measuring these constructs. The scales are administered on 150 respondents including both male and female, from various courses of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The correlational analysis of data revealed interesting findings.The high socioeconomic status has been found strongly and positively related to use of functional ER strategies and well-being and negatively related to use of dysfunctional ER strategies. The socioeconomic status revealed as a major predictorof emotion regulation and well-being.

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Socioeconomic Status, Emotion Regulation and Well-Being.
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Sapana Singh
Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Binayak Shankar
Personnel Management & Industrial Relations Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


The socio economic factors are important determinants of human development. Research shows that socioeconomic status of family isassociated with a wide array of health, cognitive, and socio-emotional outcomes in children and its effects continuing into adulthood. Many empirical evidences have been found that better socioeconomic condition of family facilitate better emotion regulation abilities, cognitive functioning and well-being in children. The present studyanalyzes the role of socioeconomic status in emotion regulation and well-being of adults. The Socioeconomic Scale, Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire have been used in the study for measuring these constructs. The scales are administered on 150 respondents including both male and female, from various courses of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The correlational analysis of data revealed interesting findings.The high socioeconomic status has been found strongly and positively related to use of functional ER strategies and well-being and negatively related to use of dysfunctional ER strategies. The socioeconomic status revealed as a major predictorof emotion regulation and well-being.

Keywords


Socioeconomic Status, Emotion Regulation and Well-Being.