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Unravelling Childhood Experiences: Exploring Emotional Regulation and Resilience through Positive and Adverse Experiences


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Childhood experiences play a crucial role in shaping an individual's emotional regulation and resilience. The development of emotional regulation and resilience can be encouraged by positive experiences like dependable relationships and secure environments. A sample of 100 participants, who ranged in age from 18 to 25, were used to gather the data for this study. This study examined how emotional regulation and resilience in young people are shaped by both positive and adverse childhood events through statistical analysis. 100% of the respondents had at least one BCE, and the mean number of positive childhood experiences (BCE) was 8.49. However, the average number of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) was 4.88, and 69% of the sample reported that they have experienced more than 4 ACEs. Results of this study indicate that resilience in young adults has been correlated with an increase in the number of positive childhood experiences. Additionally, a link has been found between an increase in positive childhood experiences and a decrease in adverse childhood experiences. However, both the correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience and Emotional Regulation as well as the correlation between Positive Childhood Experiences and Emotional Regulation were not significant. The findings of this study shed significant light on the complex relationship between early experiences and adult emotional control and resilience.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), emotional regulation.
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Parima Narula
Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India
Divi Tara
Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Childhood experiences play a crucial role in shaping an individual's emotional regulation and resilience. The development of emotional regulation and resilience can be encouraged by positive experiences like dependable relationships and secure environments. A sample of 100 participants, who ranged in age from 18 to 25, were used to gather the data for this study. This study examined how emotional regulation and resilience in young people are shaped by both positive and adverse childhood events through statistical analysis. 100% of the respondents had at least one BCE, and the mean number of positive childhood experiences (BCE) was 8.49. However, the average number of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) was 4.88, and 69% of the sample reported that they have experienced more than 4 ACEs. Results of this study indicate that resilience in young adults has been correlated with an increase in the number of positive childhood experiences. Additionally, a link has been found between an increase in positive childhood experiences and a decrease in adverse childhood experiences. However, both the correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience and Emotional Regulation as well as the correlation between Positive Childhood Experiences and Emotional Regulation were not significant. The findings of this study shed significant light on the complex relationship between early experiences and adult emotional control and resilience.

Keywords


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), emotional regulation.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2023%2Fv14i2%2F222732