Resilient coping strategies and emotional regulation: Predictors of life satisfaction

Joaquín T. Limonero, Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Jordi Fernández-Castro, M. José Gómez-Romero, Amor Ardilla-Herrero

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This study was designed with two objectives: (1) analyse the relationship between resilience (resilient coping strategies) and life satisfaction; and (2) examine whether this relationship is moderated or mediated by perceived emotion regulation. A sample of 254 undergraduate psychology students completed the Perceived Emotional Repair (REP) subscale of the Trait Meta Mood Scale (TMMS-24), the Brief Resilient Coping Scale (BRCS) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). The finding showed that people with high scores in BRCS had higher levels of REP and SWLS. Moreover, it was observed that those students who had both high levels of BRCS and REP had higher SWLS. Results revealed a positive correlation between BRCS scores, SWLS and REP. The results do not support the idea of a possible mediating and moderating effect of emotional regulation in the relationship found between resilience and life satisfaction. Implication of these results for life satisfaction and how people cope with adverse or stressful situations are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-196
JournalBehavioral Psychology/ Psicologia Conductual
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2012


  • Emotional regulation
  • Life satisfaction
  • Perceived emotional intelligence
  • Resilience


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