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Mahmud Aliloo M, Mousavi Moghadam S A, Imani T. The Role of Emotion Intensity and Experiential Avoidance in Predicting Trait Anxiety . IJPCP. 2016; 22 (2) :103-111
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2601-en.html
1- Tabriz University
2- Comprehensive Center for Counseling , Email:musavyayda@yahoo.com
3- Tabriz University Counseling Center, Tabriz University
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Objectives: The current study aim was to examine the predicting role of emotion intensity and experiential avoidance in trait anxiety. Method: This study was a cross-sectional correlational research. The research population consisted of students who were studying in 2013-2014 second semester. Using a cluster sampling method, 197 students were selected and completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Affect Intensity Measure, and the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation test and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Results: the results showed that emotion intensity (r=0.44, p<0.01) and experiential avoidance (r=0.53, p<0.01) had positive significant relationship with trait anxiety. Additionally, on the basis of stepwise multiple regression analyses, experiential avoidance and emotion intensity accounted for 0.37% of the trait anxiety variance (p<0.001). Conclusion: Based on current research results, emotion intensity and negative internal experiential avoidance could be assumed as predicting variable for the intensity of trait anxiety.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2016/11/27 | Accepted: 2016/11/27 | Published: 2016/11/27

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