Introduction: Divorce has effects on psychological health among individuals with parental divorce as well as their performance. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review on emotion regulation and academic achievement among individuals with parental divorce. Methods: This study was a systematic review using three databases, CINAHL, PUBMED, and SCOPUS. The keywords used were emotion regulation OR emotional state OR enjoyment OR boredom OR frustration OR anger AND performance OR academic achievement AND adolescents OR teenagers OR young adults OR teen or youth AND parental divorce. The inclusion criteria for the articles were English language and published from 2011-2021, for individuals with parental divorce. Exclusion criteria were articles not in the English language, not full paper article, not in human and not psychometric study, also master thesis. Results: This study recorded 715 articles, screened according to the topic, and obtained a final result of nine articles. These articles focused on relationship between emotion regulation and academic performance among individuals with parental divorce. Conclusion: The results of the review showed that there was relationship between individuals with parental divorce on academic performance as well as emotion regulation. Implications of findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-167
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • Academic Achievement
  • Divorce
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Review


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