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Are suppression and repressive coping related?

Myers, LB, Vetere, A and Derakshan, N (2004) Are suppression and repressive coping related? Personality and Individual Differences, 36 (5). pp. 1009-1013.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between suppression and repressive coping. The Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (Marlowe-Crowne) and the Bendig version of the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (MAS) were used to select repressor and control groups, who completed a measure of suppression, the Courtauld Emotional Control Scale (CECS). Results showed that there were no group differences on the depression and anger scales of the CECS, although repressors (high Marlowe-Crowne, low MAS) and low-anxious (low Marlowe-Crowne, low MAS) scored significantly lower on the CECS Anxiety scale than the high anxious group (low Marlowe-Crowne, high MAS) and defensive high anxious group (high Marlowe-Crowne, high MAS). The results suggest that repressive coping and suppression are different constructs and that the CECS may bypass repressors' tendency to answer self-report instruments in a positive fashion. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Myers, LB
Derakshan, N
Date : 2004
DOI : 10.1016/s0191-8869(03)00196-x
Uncontrolled Keywords : repressive coping suppression STYLES
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 16:08

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