Normalization of emotion control scale

AUTHORS

Hojatoolah Tahmasebian 1 , Habibolah Khazaie 1 , * , Mokhtar Arefi 2 , Mahshid Saeidipour 3 , Seyed Ali Hoseini 1

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1 Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (6); e74087
Published Online: September 29, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: April 05, 2014
Accepted: September 16, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Emotion control skill teaches the individuals how to identify their emotions and how to express and control them in various situations. The aim of this study was to normalize and measure the internal and external validity and reliability of emotion control test.

Methods: This standardization study was carried out on a statistical society, including all pupils, students, teachers, nurses and university professors in Kermanshah in 2012, using Williams’ emotion control scale. The subjects included 1,500 (810 females and 690 males) people who were selected by stratified random sampling. Williams (1997) emotion control scale, was used to collect the required data. Emotional Control Scale is a tool for measuring the degree of control people have over their emotions. This scale has four subscales, including anger, depressed mood, anxiety and positive affect. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software using correlation and Cronbach's alpha tests.

Results: The results of internal consistency of the questionnaire reported by Cronbach's alpha indicated an acceptable internal consistency for emotional control scale, and the correlation between the subscales of the test and between the items of the questionnaire was significant at 0.01 confidence level.

Conclusion: The validity of emotion control scale among the pupils, students, teachers, nurses and teachers in Iran has an acceptable range, and the test itemswere correlated with each other, thereby making them appropriate for measuring emotion control.

Keywords

Emotional intelligence emotional control normalization

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