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Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race.

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Haliczer, LA; Dixon-Gordon, KL; Law, KC; Anestis, MD; Rosenthal, MZ; Chapman, AL
Published in: Personal Disord
July 2020

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder characterized by emotion regulation (ER) difficulties. Although research indicates that patterns of ER differ across racial groups, few studies have examined the role of race in the ER-BPD association. This study sought to address this gap. Participants in this study identified as either East Asian, White, or Black, and were recruited from sites in Western Canada and the Southern United States. Two samples were included in this study: (a) 194 university students who self-reported BPD features and (b) 88 adults from the community who underwent diagnostic interviews and had a BPD diagnosis. All participants self-reported ER difficulties. Results revealed that race moderated the link between some aspects of ER difficulties and BPD. For instance, relations between (a) nonacceptance of emotions and BPD affect instability, (b) limited access to ER strategies and BPD identity disturbance, and (c) low emotional awareness and BPD diagnosis were stronger among White (vs. Black or East Asian) participants. Implications of these findings for the diagnosis and treatment of BPD across racial groups are discussed. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

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Personal Disord

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EISSN

1949-2723

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

11

Issue

4

Start / End Page

280 / 289

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • White People
  • United States
  • Self Report
  • Race Factors
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Canada
 

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Haliczer, L. A., Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Law, K. C., Anestis, M. D., Rosenthal, M. Z., & Chapman, A. L. (2020). Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race. Personal Disord, 11(4), 280–289. https://doi.org/10.1037/per0000355
Haliczer, Lauren A., Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, Keyne C. Law, Michael D. Anestis, Mark Zachary Rosenthal, and Alexander L. Chapman. “Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race.Personal Disord 11, no. 4 (July 2020): 280–89. https://doi.org/10.1037/per0000355.
Haliczer LA, Dixon-Gordon KL, Law KC, Anestis MD, Rosenthal MZ, Chapman AL. Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race. Personal Disord. 2020 Jul;11(4):280–9.
Haliczer, Lauren A., et al. “Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race.Personal Disord, vol. 11, no. 4, July 2020, pp. 280–89. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/per0000355.
Haliczer LA, Dixon-Gordon KL, Law KC, Anestis MD, Rosenthal MZ, Chapman AL. Emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder: The moderating role of race. Personal Disord. 2020 Jul;11(4):280–289.

Published In

Personal Disord

DOI

EISSN

1949-2723

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

11

Issue

4

Start / End Page

280 / 289

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • White People
  • United States
  • Self Report
  • Race Factors
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Canada