Dr Kathryn Gardner

Research Interests

Much of my earlier work focused predominantly on the psychometric properties of emotional intelligence (EI) measures and how both ability and trait EI relate to borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. I am also interested in emotional processing more generally, especially emotion perception/identification and dysregulation in individuals with BPD traits. Other interests include mentalisation based therapy for personality disorder, non-suicidal self-injury and the reasons for this behaviour.

Publications (2006 – present)

Selby, E. A. & Gardner, K. J. (In press). A latent profile analysis of suicidal and self-injurious behaviour, other dysregulated behaviors and borderline personality disorder symptoms. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.

Qualter, P., Murphy, S. M., Abbott, J., Gardner, K. J. Japel, C., Vitaro, F., Boivin, M., & Tremblay, R, E. (In Press). Developmental associations between victimization and body mass index from 3 to 10 years in a population sample. Aggressive Behavior.

Gardner, K. J., Dodsworth, J., & Selby, E. A. (2014). Borderline personality traits, rumination and self-injurious behavior: An empirical test of the emotional cascades model in adult male offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 14(5), 398-414.

Qualter, P., Dacre Pool, L., Gardner, K. J., Ashley-Kot, S., Wise, A., & Wolds, Aniek. (2014). The emotional self-efficacy scale: Adaptation and validation for young adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Gardner, K. J., Dodsworth, J., & Selby, E. A. (in press). Borderline personality disorder, rumination and self-injurious behaviour: An empirical test of the emotional cascades model in adult male offenders

Gardner, K. J., Quinton, S., & Qualter, P. (2014). The role of ability and trait emotional intelligence in bulimic symptoms. Eating Behaviors, 15(2), 237-240.

Gardner, K. J., Archer, A., & Jackson, S. (2012). Does maladaptive coping mediate the relationship between borderline personality traits and reactive and proactive aggression? Journal of Aggressive Behavior, 38(5), 403-413.

Qualter, P., Gardner, K. J., Pope, D. J. & Kelly, J. M. (2012). Ability emotional Intelligence, trait emotional intelligence, and academic success in British secondary schools: A 5 year longitudinal study. Learning and Individual Differences, 22(1), 83-91.

Gardner, K. J., & Qualter, P. (2011). Factor Structure, Measurement invariance and structural invariance of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Version 2.0 . Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 492-496.

Gardner, K. J., Qualter. P., & Whiteley, H. E. (2011). Developmental correlates of emotional intelligence: temperament, family environment and childhood trauma. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(2), 75-82.

Gardner, K. J., Qualter, P., Stylianou, M. & Robinson, A. J. (2010). Facial affect recognition in nonclinical adults with borderline personality features: the role of effortful control and rejection sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 799-804.

Qualter, P., Ireland, J. L., & Gardner, K. J. (2010). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Scale (SSREI) in a sample of offenders. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 12 (2), 43-51.

Gardner, K. J., Qualter, P. & Tremblay, R. E. (2010). Emotional functioning of individuals with borderline personality traits in a nonclinical population. Psychiatry Research, 176, 208-212.

Gardner, K. J., & Qualter, P. (2010). Concurrent and incremental validity of three trait emotional intelligence measures. Special issue on emotional intelligence, Australian Journal of Psychology, 62(1), 5-13.

Gardner, K., & Qualter, P. (2009). Reliability and validity of three screening measures of Borderline personality disorder in a nonclinical population, Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 636-641.

Gardner, K., & Qualter, P. (2009). Emotional intelligence and borderline personality disorder, Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 94-98.

Qualter, P., Gardner, K. J, & Whiteley, H. E. (2007). Emotional intelligence: Review of research and educational implications, Pastoral Care in Education, 25, 1, 11-20.

Gardner, K. (2007). Conducting your PhD via the internet. The Psychologist, 20(4), 232-233.

Rogers, P., Phelps, G., Qualter, P., & Gardner, K. (2006). Belief in the paranormal, coping style and emotional intelligence, Personality and Individual Differences, 41(6), 1089-1105.

Membership of Professional Bodies

British Psychological Society.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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