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Table 3 Correlation between the EAC scores, BACQ and GHQ-20 (n = 220)

From: Emotion regulation in patients with rheumatic diseases: validity and responsiveness of the Emotional Approach Coping Scale (EAC)

  EAC processing EAC expression
EAC processing - 0.48**
EAC expression 0.48** -
BACQ total 0.29** 0.40**
1 I say so if I am angry or sad 0.18* 0.50**
2 I like to talk to a few chosen people when things get too much for me 0.39** 0.44**
4 I make an active effort to find a solution to my problems 0.26** 0.17*
8 I think something positive could come out of my complaints/problems 0.24** 0.22**
9 I firmly will believe that my problems will decrease 0.08 0.13*
GHQ-20 - 0.01 -0.21*
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01