Associations between emotions: correspondence across different types of data and componential basis
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 159–176, April 2004
How to Cite
Kuppens, P., Van Mechelen, I., Smits, D. J. M. and De Boeck, P. (2004), Associations between emotions: correspondence across different types of data and componential basis. Eur. J. Pers., 18: 159–176. doi: 10.1002/per.507
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 21 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Received: 11 DEC 2002
- Research Fund of the University of Leuven
Two issues regarding associations between negative emotions are addressed: (i) whether different types of data imply similar associations and (ii) whether these associations can be accounted for by the overlap between emotion components. In study 1, issue (i) was examined using individual differences covariation, situational covariation, and judged emotion similarity data. Results showed that the associations implied by the different data types were highly similar. Regarding issue (ii), we argue theoretically that component overlap may account for the obtained correspondence. Study 2 empirically demonstrated that the different types of association were strongly related to overlap in appraisals and action tendencies. Similarity judgments, however, seemed to be primarily based on emotion co-occurrence, and were only to a smaller degree directly related to component overlap. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.