Catanzaro, S. J., & Greenwood, G. (1994). Expectancies for negative mood

This longitudinal study investigated the role of negative mood regulation (NMR) expectancies in the coping process, and the relationship between negative life events and stress-related symptoms. Results indicated that NMR expectancies predicted levels of coping and depression, and changes in these variables over time. The findings suggest that interventions and treatments for managing depression would benefit from considering clients' mood regulation expectancies.

DOI: 10.1037//0022-0167.41.1.34