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The transition to college life is challenging for many, and developing healthy and supportive relationships is especially important during this time in one's life. In this study, we showed that the more support college students reported in their dorm halls, the more they tended to use helpful emotional coping styles that benefitted their mental health and their health overall.

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Why is it important?

These findings lay the groundwork for future studies that can help college students build stronger social bonds so that they can cope more effectively with various life stressors and in turn enhance their health and wellbeing.

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This page is a summary of: Social support and adaptive emotion regulation: Links between social network measures, emotion regulation strategy use, and health., Emotion, May 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/emo0001242.
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