Analysis of the Relationship Between Time Perspective and Difficulties in Emotional Regulation with Structural Equation Modeling among Turkish Undergraduate Students.

[Speaker] Bürhan, Pinar:1
[Co-author] Bayram, Nuran:1
1:Uludag University (Turkey)

We explored a structural equation model of emotional dysregulation(ED) associations with time perspectives(TP). Data was collected from a sample of 192 undergraduate students(146 females,46 males) with a mean age of 20.46 years(SD=1.6). Participants filled TP Inventory developed by Zimbardo and Boyd; and Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale developed by Gratz and Roemer. For data analysis, we used AMOS 22.0 and SPSS v15. We observed that the best fitting model shows a high predictive power of ED(R2=.54, p<.05) and good fit indices (x2/df =1.38;CFI =.93;GFI =.90;RMSEA=.04;SRMR=0.06) with three time orientation profiles: as we expected Past-Negative(β=0.49;p<.05),Present-Fatalistic(β=0.22;p<.05) and Future(β=-0.33;p<.05) TP are significantly associated with ED. Based on standard coefficients past-negative TP is more related to ED. Maladaptive TP may influence adaptive strategies of emotion regulation and may cause emotional disorders. In other words, adaptive TP may protect against emotional disorder or increase quick response to drug therapy or be an effective therapy method.
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