文化的自己観と感情認識の明瞭性とを結ぶ内受容感覚 [in Japanese] Interoception connecting cultural self-construal and clarity of emotional awareness [in Japanese]
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This study examined the relationships between cultural self-construal (independence/interdependence) and the clarity of emotional awareness, and if the relationships were mediated by interoceptive accuracy. Participants included 100 graduates and undergraduates. After completing scales that assessed cultural self-construal and private self-consciousness, participants performed a heartbeat tracking task, which assessed their interoceptive accuracy. They then viewed negative pictures and evaluated their emotional states. We found that, in males, independence was positively linked to the clarity of emotional awareness, and interdependence was negatively linked to it. Furthermore, when controlling private self-consciousness and heart rate during the heartbeat tracking task, only the relationship between a high sense of interdependence and unclear emotional awareness was mediated by inaccurate interoception. On the other hand, independence and interdependence were not linked to the clarity of emotional awareness in females. These results suggested the possibility that males who had a high sense of interdependence were not clearly aware of their own emotional states because of their insensitivity to internal bodily states.
- JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ON EMOTIONS
JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ON EMOTIONS 24(2), 71-81, 2017
JAPAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON EMOTIONS