Relationship between Emotional Regulation, Resiliency and Self-Efficacy with Emotional Creativity of Painting Artists in Ahwaz

Soheila Khastari, Parviz Asgari



Background and Objective: Emotional regulation strategies form crucial parts of one’s life and excitement disturbance and regulation can cause psychological damage. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between emotional regulation, resiliency and self-efficacy with the emotional creativity of painter artists in Ahwaz.

Materials and Methods: The method of this research was correlational. The study population included all painter artists in Ahwaz, among whom 200 were selected by convenience sampling method. For data collection, Granfsky Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, resiliency scale, self-efficacy questionnaire & Emotional Creativity Inventory were used. Data were analyzed by using Pearson correlation and multiple regressions by SPSS-22.

Results: The mean (SD) age of participants was 36.7 (7.5), which included the age range of 23 to 41 years. The mean (SD) score of positive emotional regulation was 22.4 (7.7), self-efficacy 31.4 (6.9), resiliency 48.7 (10.2) which had a positive correlation with emotional creativity with a mean (SD) of 28.8 (2.7) (P=0.001) which meant that increased positive emotional regulation increased emotional creativity. Resiliency, self-efficacy, positive emotional regulation, and negative emotional regulation predicted 33% of emotional creativity variance (P<0.001) and resiliency and self-efficacy were the strongest predictors of emotional creativity.

Conclusion: Resiliency, self-efficacy, positive emotional regulation increased emotional creativity and negative emotional regulation decreased emotional creativity of painter artists.


Emotional creativity; Resilience; Self-efficacy; Emotion regulation

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