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Terapia psicológica

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GARRIDO-ROJAS, Lusmenia; GUZMAN-GONZALEZ, Mónica; SANTELICES, María Pía  and  RIVERA-OTTENBERGER, Diana. Emotion regulation and depression among divorced: For whom this relation matters more?. Ter Psicol [online]. 2020, vol.38, n.3, pp.363-382. ISSN 0718-4808.

Previous research indicates that people with greater difficulties in emotion regulation (DRE) have, in turn, higher rates of depressive symptomatology. Likewise, factors such as sex, the presence of children, the initiative of separation, the stress experienced during separation and the socioeconomic level, are related to the presence of depressive symptomatology. However, in whom or for whom, the effect of DRE on depression is greater in this specific context, it requires further exploration. The present study aims to study the moderating role of these factors in the relationship between DRE and depression in a sample of 518 divorced and separated Chilean people. The results obtained allow us to conclude that the effect of emotional dysregulation on depression levels is moderated by the level of stress experienced by the rupture and by who took the initiative of separation. Clinical implications of these results are discussed, as well as future lines of research.

Keywords : depression; emotional regulation; stress; divorce; initiative.

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