The Relationship between Emotional Awareness and Experiential Avoidance among Germans: The Role of Educational Level

Freimann, M. (2017) The Relationship between Emotional Awareness and Experiential Avoidance among Germans: The Role of Educational Level.

[img]
Preview
PDF
516kB
Abstract:Everyday millions of people engage in a wide range of avoiding techniques ranging from mild versions such as procrastination to ones that can severely intervene with a healthy and normal lifestyle like for instance drug use, alcohol abuse or risky sexual behaviour. This behaviour has been conceptualized as Experiential Avoidance. The underlying mechanisms of avoidance have, however, to this day not excessively been explored. This current study tries to establish whether there is a relationship between the concepts of Emotional Awareness and Experiential Avoidance and furthermore accounts for a moderating variable of Educational Level. An explorative cross-sectional quantitative electronic-survey based research approach, utilizing a German sample of 120 participants, could support the hypothesis that there is indeed a positive correlation between Emotional Awareness and Experiential avoidance but could not find a significant moderating effect of Educational Level on the relationship of these two constructs. An implication of this research is that it sheds light into the underlying mechanisms of Experiential Avoidance and allows a better understanding of the reasons behind avoidance.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72482
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page