Neuroticism and Emotional Regulation in Solitude (76326)

Session Information: Psychology, Mental Health & Behavioral Science
Session Chair: Maya Kagan

Friday, 29 March 2024 11:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Room E (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study explores whether a significant correlation exists between neuroticism and emotion regulation in solitude. The sample consisted of 501 participants from a quota-based U.S. representative sample with data collected on the Prolific online platform from "The Value of Solitude" dataset (2022). We analyzed the six Big 5 dimensions of neuroticism and emotional regulation in solitude. For neuroticism, participants reported their responses on a Likert scale of 1-5. For emotional regulation in solitude, participants rated the importance of a solitude function on a Likert scale of 1-7. Our results showed a correlation between participants with high levels of neuroticism and participants who chose solitude to regulate their emotions. Even after controlling for variables such as age, gender, and income, the data indicated that the relationship is still robust. Individuals high in neuroticism are more likely to be in solitude to regulate their emotions, as neurotic individuals choose safe situations and avoid risks. Understanding the relationship between neuroticism and emotion regulation in solitude can offer insight into further research on the mechanisms to identify specific coping mechanisms for those high in neuroticism. From a clinical perspective, such an understanding can also shed light on varying types of treatment catered to personal preference, making it possible to suggest different treatments for those high or low in neuroticism. Finally, the study provides valuable insight into the practice of psychological counseling, especially in the post-COVID era, given the increased prevalence of mental illnesses and neurotic traits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doyon Kim, Yonsei University, South Korea

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Doyon Kim is is currently working at Yonsei University in South Korea

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