Does Regulating Others' Feelings Influence People's Own Affective Well-Being?

  title={Does Regulating Others' Feelings Influence People's Own Affective Well-Being?},
  author={Karen Niven and Peter Totterdell and David Holman and T. G. Headley},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={246 - 260}
ABSTRACT Individuals in a variety of social contexts try to regulate other people's feelings, but how does this process affect the regulators themselves? This research aimed to establish a relationship between people's use of interpersonal affect regulation and their own affective well-being. In a field study, self- and other-reported data were collected from prisoners and staff members in a therapeutic prison using two surveys separated in time. In a laboratory study, a student sample reported… 

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