Personality traits

Meta-emotion


LASAB029
LAS2B143

Contact: Hannie Comijs

Background
Next to the experience of emotions such as angriness, happiness, sadness, and fear, persons have emotional reactions about their emotional functioning, which is called meta-emotion. The quality of these meta-emotions influences how people regulate their emotions, and differences in emotional regulation might lead to differences in health and quality of life (Mitmansgruber et al., 2009).

Measurement instrument in LASA
Four questions were asked regarding meta-emotion; How emotional do you think you are?; How much influence do your feelings and / or mood exert on your daily life?; In general, how satisfied are you about your feelings and mood? ; How often would you like to change your feelings or mood? Questions were on a scale from 1-4.

Meta-emotion was measured at wave B and wave 2B.

Questionnaires
LASAB029 (main interview), LASA143 (self-administered questionnaire, in Dutch)

Variable information
LASAB029
LAS2B143
(pdf)

Availability of information per wave 1

 

B

C

D

E


2B*

F

G

H



3B*

MB*

I

Meta-emotion

Ma

-

-

-

Sa

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.

* 2B=baseline second cohort;
   3B=baseline third cohort;
   MB=migrants: baseline first cohort

Ma=data collected in main interview;
Sa=data collected in self-administered questionnaire


Previous use in LASA
Up till now not used in articles.

References

  1. Mitmannsgruber, H; Beck, T.N.; Schϋβler, G. (2009). When you don’t like what you feel: Experiential avoidance, mindfulness and meta-emotion in emotion regulation. Personality and individual difference 46: 448-453.