The Managing the Emotions of Others Scale (MEOS): Further validation and its associations with personality, emotion regulation and well-being
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The main objective of this study was to further validate the Managing the Emotions of Others Scale (MEOS) with measures of personality, emotion regulation and well-being. A survey containing the MEOS, the HEXACO measure of personality, the Emotion Regulation of Others and Self scale, the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, the PANAS scales, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-being was distributed on social media networks, and a large number of participants took part in the study (N =299). Analysis found a significant positive association between Enhance and Agreeableness (A), and negative associations for Worsen and Inauthentic with A. The exact same pattern of correlations was seen for the three factors with Honesty-Humility. The EROS Extrinsic Affect Improving and Affect Worsening factors obtained positive correlations with the prosocial and non-prosocial pair, respectively, but mixed results were obtained with the ERQ and the well-being measures. The results indicate that further validation of the MEOS was provided in this study, especially regarding personality and emotion regulation. However, further research needs to be carried out to establish the scale’s relation to well-being. Possible practical implications of the MEOS are suggested, such as its potential use in organisational, psychological and educational settings.