Relating Coping, Fear of Uncertainty and Alexithymia with Psychological Distress: The Mediating Role of Experiential Avoidance
Berrocal, Carmen, Pennato, Tiziana, Bernini, Olivia, Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies
The present study tests the mediating role of experiential avoidance (EA; Hayes, Wilson, Gifford, Follette, & Strosahl, 1996) to account for the relations of avoidant coping, fear of uncertainty, and alexithymia with negative psychological outcomes. Participants were 177 adults (51 males and 126 females; mean age = 34.5). Measures of EA (Acceptance and Action Questionnaire, AAQ), avoidant coping (Brief COPE scale), fear of uncertainty (Temperament and Character Inventory), alexithymia (Toronto Alexithymia Scale), and psychological outcomes (Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale) were obtained from standardized, self-administered questionnaires. Regression analyses …
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Publication information: Article title: Relating Coping, Fear of Uncertainty and Alexithymia with Psychological Distress: The Mediating Role of Experiential Avoidance. Contributors: Berrocal, Carmen - Author, Pennato, Tiziana - Author, Bernini, Olivia - Author. Journal title: Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies. Volume: 9. Issue: 2 Publication date: September 2009. Page number: 149+. © A.S.C.R. PRESS Sep 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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