Role of Psychological Resilience in Predicting Emotional Regulation among Students of King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa Governorate
- Abdulaziz Mohammed Alismail , King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia,
- Mazen Omar Almulla , King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia,
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the level of psychological resilience and emotional regulation among students of King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa, and to reveal the relationship between them and the differences in both according to the variables of gender, academic study and specialization. Method: The study used the descriptive, predictive approach; the sample was selected by a simple random method. The study sample consisted of 380 male and female students at King Faisal University. The study used the Psychological Resilience and Emotional Regulation Scales. Findings: The results showed a high level of psychological resilience and emotional regulation among students and a positive relationship between psychological resilience and emotional regulation. The results showed differences in psychological resilience due to gender, specialization, and academic study year, while there were no differences in emotional regulation due to these variables. The results also showed an apparent effect of psychological resilience on emotional regulation. Conclusions and Recommendations: The study implies educating students on how to enhance psychological resilience and increase their emotional regulation. The study recommends to design counseling programs to enhance psychological resilience and emotional regulation among university students and conduct a study on the relationship between psychological resilience and emotional regulation at other universities.