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The use of experiential avoidance as indicator for anxiety and depression disorders

Fey, J. (2017) The use of experiential avoidance as indicator for anxiety and depression disorders.

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Abstract:As a way to not get confronted with unwanted internal states which elicit distress, people apply experiential avoidance. The construct is used to control frequency and occurrence of particular undesired states, but enhances the perceived distress in the long-term. Because EA currently gets associated with anxiety and depression, research was conducted to externalize the potential threat of EA on these psychopathologies. The research was conducted with convenience sampling (n=107). Analysis showed significant positive correlations among all constructs, as well as significant positive effects of EA on both anxiety and depression. Due to that, less avoidance use could diminish the likelihood of experiencing anxiety or depression. Because of the sample, the results could only get generalized in the examined subpopulation.
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/72664
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