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The Mediating Effects of Rumination and Suppression toward Positive Emotion

  • Clinical Psychology in Korea: Research and Practice
  • 2018, 4(1), pp.91-108
  • DOI : 10.15842/CPKJOURNAL.PUB.4.1.91
  • Publisher : Korean Clinical Psychology Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science > Clinical Psychology
  • Received : November 22, 2017
  • Accepted : January 30, 2018

원진경 1 Yi In Hyae 2

1강원대학교 심리학과
2강원대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Children have different patterns of attachment depending primarily on how they experience their early caregiving environment. Early patterns of attachment, in turn, shape the individual’s expectations in later relationships. This study was to find out the relations of attachment patterns and depression severity, and to examine the mediating effects of rumination and suppression, which are emotion regulation strategies toward positive emotion. 296 undergraduates completed the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale(ECRS), the Korean-Responses to Positive Affect(K-RPA), and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D). Findings of this study were as follows. Correlation analysis results showed that rumination and of positive emotion was negatively correlated with depression, and suppression of positive emotion was positively correlated with depression. The result of partial mediating effects of both rumination and suppression of positive emotion, were supported in the relationship between attachment and depression, while controlling for sex. These finding suggest that positive rumination may reduce depression, and positive emotion regulation strategies don’t affect on depression in a different way according to their attachment patterns and sex. Finally, limitations and suggestions of this study were discussed.

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