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dc.contributor.authorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorPanayiotou, Georgiaen
dc.creatorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.creatorPanayiotou, Georgiaen
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined associations between coping as measured by the Brief COPE and experiential avoidance as measured by the AAQ-II and the role of both constructs in predicting psychological distress and well-being. Specifically, associations between experiential avoidance and other types of coping were examined, and factor analysis addressed the question of whether experiential avoidance is part of coping or a related but independent construct. Results showed that experiential avoidance loads on the same factor as other emotion-focused and avoidant types of coping. The higher people are in experiential avoidance, the more they tend to utilize these types of coping strategies. Both experiential avoidance and coping predicted psychological distress and well-being, with most variance explained by coping but some additional variance explained by experiential avoidance. ANOVAS also showed gender differences in experiential avoidance and coping approaches. Results are discussed in light of previous relevant findings and future treatment relevant implications. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)en
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen
dc.sourceJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatryen
dc.subjectCoping behavioren
dc.subjectExperiential avoidanceen
dc.subjectPsychological distressen
dc.subjectWell beingen
dc.titleCoping and experiential avoidance: Unique or overlapping constructs?en
dc.description.endingpage170Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.description.notesID: 2011-03180-006; Accession Number: 2011-03180-006. PMID: 21315877 Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Karekla, Maria; Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Release Date: 20110307. Correction Date: 20140217. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Electronic. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Grant Information: Panayiotou, Georgia. Major Descriptor: Avoidance; Coping Behavior; Distress; Well Being. Classification: Personality Traits & Processes (3120). Population: Human (10); Male (30); Female (40). Location: Cyprus. Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300). Tests & Measures: Brief COPE Scale—Self-Distraction; World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument, Short-Form; Brief COPE Scale—Active Coping; Brief COPE Scale—Denial; Brief COPE Scale—Substance Use; Brief COPE Scale—Emotional Support; Brief COPE Scale—Instrumental; Brief COPE Scale—Support; Brief COPE Scale—Disangement; Brief COPE Scale—Behavioral; Brief COPE Scale—Venting; Brief COPE Scale—Positive Reframing; Brief COPE Scale—Planning; Brief COPE Scale—Humor; Brief COPE Scale—Acceptance; Self-Blame; Brief COPE Scale—Self-Blame; AAQ-II Scale; Perceived Stress Scale DOI: 10.1037/t02889-000. Methodology: Empirical Study; Quantitative Study. References Available: Y. Page Count: 8. Issue Publication Date: Jun, 2011. Publication History: Accepted Date: Oct 20, 2010; Revised Date: Sep 27, 2010; First Submitted Date: Feb 19, 2010. Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. Elsevier Ltd. 2010.; UR:en
dc.contributor.orcidKarekla, Maria [0000-0001-7021-7908]
dc.contributor.orcidPanayiotou, Georgia [0000-0003-2471-9960]

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