Date of Award
Program or Major
Doctor of Philosophy
This study investigated the relationship between participants' retrospective reports of parental emotion coaching (EC) and emotion dismissing (ED) and participants' anger, romantic attachment, assertiveness, and conflict management. EC and ED were assessed by a retrospective self-report developed by the author (RECS; Kroll, 2002), based on Gottman's theory (Gottman, Katz, & Hooven, 1996). Results suggested that for most analyses, EC and ED correlated significantly with all outcome variables, even after controlling for attachment and caregiver emotional stability. Retrospective EC and ED were also assessed directly from primary caregivers through a mailed survey, and correlated with participants' reports of EC and ED. These results suggested moderate inter-rater reliability of the RECS. Possible implications for parenting and counseling are discussed.
Cofrin, Ines S., "Parental emotion coaching: How does it relate to attachment, anger, assertiveness, and conflict management?" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations. 366.