Measurement and association of sideways emotions with emotional expressivity among adolescents
Objectives: To examine the development of a scale for measuring sideways emotions, and 2) to examine the relationship of sideways emotions with emotional expressivity of adolescents.
Method: The two-phase cross-sectional study was conducted at the educational institutions of Sargodha and Bhalwal, Pakistan from October 2, 2017 to October 6, 2018, and comprised of 300 adolescents, aged 18-24 years. In the first phase, development of the Sideways Emotion Scale for adolescents was done, while the second phase examined the correlation of sideways emotions with positive and negative emotional expressivity. The scale was developed using Exploratory Factor Analysis which was further correlated with the Positive Expressivity Scale and Negative Expressivity Scale.
Results: Alpha reliability coefficients ranged from 0.73 to 0.79 and were >0.70 cut off. Positive sideways emotions were positively correlated with positive emotional expressivity whereas negative sideways emotions were positively correlated with negative emotional expressivity.
Conclusion: Sideways Emotion Scale was found to be a reliable and valid measure of sideways emotions.
Key Words: Sideways Emotions, Positive Sideways Emotions, Negative Sideways Emotions, Positive Expressivity, Negative Expressivity.