Do cognitive responses to how we feel really matter?: a psychometric evaluation and experimental extension of the Responses to Positive Affect questionnaire (RPA)
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study aims to investigate cognitive response styles to positive affect. A Swedish version of the Responses to Positive Affect questionnaire (RPA) was psychometrically evaluated and experimentally tested as participants were mood induced. The 3-factor model for the RPA questionnaire (Self-focused positive rumination, Emotion-focused positive rumination and Dampening) was replicated, and the RPA was further explored through analyses of convergent and incremental validity. The experimental results revealed that the two positive rumination subscales had a strong relationship with each other and current positive affect. However, none of the RPA subscales functioned as moderators in the relationship between cognitive response style and participants’ mood reactivity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 68 p.
cognitive response style, psychometric evaluation, emotion regulation, mood induction, response to positive affect
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20647ISRN: ORU-JPS/PSY-AG-2012/0007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-20647DiVA: diva2:469803
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Boersma, Katja, Universitetslektor
Gustafson, Roland, Professor