Dificultades de regulación emocional e intolerancia a la in-certidumbre en estudiantes universitarios

Macarena Verónica del Valle, Eliana Vanesa Zamora, María Laura Andrés, María Jesús Irurtia, Sebastián Urquijo

Resumen

Este estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar si las dificultades que las personas pueden experimentar para regular sus emociones negativas poseen un efecto sobre la intolerancia a la incertidumbre, en-tendiendo a esta última como la capacidad para tolerar el malestar asociado a estímulos inciertos. Para ello, se aplicó a 152 estudiantes universitarios la Escala de Dificultades en la Regulación Emo-cional y la Escala de Intolerancia a la Incertidumbre. Los resultados obtenidos muestran la asocia-ción efectiva entre ambas variables indicando que, mientras mayores son las dificultades que la per-sona experimenta para regular eficazmente las emociones negativas, mayores resultan también los niveles de intolerancia a la incertidumbre. Específicamente, las dificultades que resultaron predicto-ras fueron: Falta de aceptación emocional, Dificultad en conducta dirigida a metas y Acceso limi-tado a estrategias de regulación emocional. El estudio reviste interés en términos de implicaciones clínicas, especialmente para la población universitaria.

Palabras clave

Regulación emocional; Psicopatología; Intolerancia a la incertidumbre; Estudiantes universitarios

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