Relationship between Personality Traits and Emotion Regulation Strategies for Chinese College Students


  • Denghao Zhang Renmin university of China


Emotion Regulation Strategies, Cognitive Reappraisal, Expressive Suppression, The Seven-Factor Chinese Personality Scale (QZPS-SF)


To explore the relationship between personality and emotion regulation strategies in Chinese college students, a total of 426 subjects completed Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) and the Seven-Factor Chinese Personality Scale (QZPS-SF). Cognitive reappraisal significantly correlated with all the seven dimensions of Chinese personality, while expressive suppression only significantly correlated with extroversion, emotionality, kindness. Path analysis showed that human relations, ways of life and kindness could predict cognitive reappraisal, and kindness, emotionality could predict expressive suppression. Personality traits could predict emotion regulation strategies significantly.

Author Biography

Denghao Zhang, Renmin university of China

Renmin University of China.

Department of psychology

No. 59, Zhongguancun Street

Haidian District, 100872




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Zhang, D. (2014). Relationship between Personality Traits and Emotion Regulation Strategies for Chinese College Students. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(5). Retrieved from