Relationships Among Mindfulness, Suppression-Emotion Regulation, Reappraisal-Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Well-Being of the Thais


Recently, psychologists have conducted extensive research on positive psychology to determine how to best define well-being and a life well-lived. One such attempt was to identify psychological ingredients that contribute to psychological well-being. Such attempts remained very limited in Thailand, however. This research study hence aimed to establish relationships among psychological well-being, mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal, and emotional suppression. Data were collected in 200 Thai individuals, aged 18 – 58 years. Their mean age was 32.98 (SD= 9.40). Participants responded to relevant measures online. Correlation Analyses and Multiple Regression Analyses were conducted. Findings suggested that mindfulness, and cognitive reappraisals were positively correlated with psychological well-being, whereas emotional suppression was negatively correlated with psychological well-being. Findings also revealed that, all together, mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal, and emotional suppression significantly predicted psychological well-being (51.10%, p < .001). Findings were discussed in terms of research contribution and therapeutic intervention to enhance psychological well-being.

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Somboon Jarukasemthawee, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Kullaya Pisitsungkagarn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Jireerat Sittiwong, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ECP2018
Stream: Mental Health

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