Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Avoidance and intolerance of uncertainty: Precipitants of rumination and depression
by Anderson, Nicholas L., Ph.D., Kent State University, 2013, 128; 3618936
Abstract (Summary)

The primary goal of the present study was to examine whether avoidance and intolerance of uncertainty predict depression and anxiety through rumination over a two week time period. Results indicated that cognitive, behavioral, and experiential avoidance all individually predicted depressive and anxious symptoms over two weeks. Cognitive, behavioral, and experiential avoidance all predicted rumination one week later. Intolerance of uncertainty predicted higher levels of anxiety and depression but not rumination. No evidence emerged that rumination acted as a mechanism of action between any of the hypothesized mediational models for depressive symptoms. Only the cognitive and experiential avoidance mediational models indicated mediation for anxiety.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ciesla, Jeffrey
Commitee: Ciesla, Jeffrey, Crowther, Janis, John, Updegraff, Richard, Adams
School: Kent State University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-B 75/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Clinical psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Anxiety, Avoidance, Depression, Intolerance of uncertainty, Longitudinal study, Mediation, Stress
Publication Number: 3618936
ISBN: 9781303874949
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