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Article Published In Vol.4 (Sept-Oct-2016)

A Comparative Study of Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Emotion Regulation of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder of Borderline Type

Pages : 843-847

Author : Tapasri Das and Dr. Tilottama Mukherjee

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The present study purported to explore significant difference between the clinical group of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (of Borderline type) and matched nonclinical group on the basis of emotional intelligence and cognitive emotion regulation, across variables of Emotional Intelligence, Self Emotion Appraisal, Others Emotion Appraisal, Understanding of Emotion and Regulation of Emotion on one hand and adaptive coping of Acceptance, Positive Refocusing, Refocus on Planning, Positive Reappraisal, Putting into Perspective along with less adaptive coping of Self Blame, Rumination, Catastrophization and Blaming Others on the other hand, if any. International Personality Disorder Examination (Loranger et al., 1997), along with ad hoc test of General Health Questionnaire28 (Gol dberg and Hillier, 1979) were administered exclusively for clinical and nonclinical group respectively. Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (Wong & Law,2004) and Cognitive Emotion – Regulation Questionnaire(Garnefski et al.,2001) were the key assessment tools used for comparison of the both groups. Data were statistically analyzed by using mean, standard deviation and Wilcoxon‘s Signed Ranks Test. Results reflected significant difference between the groups across the variables of overall Emotional Intelligence, Others Emotion Appraisal, Understanding of Own Emotion, and Regulation of Emotion along with Putting into Perspective, Catastrophization and Blaming Others.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, emotional dysregulation, borderline



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