TITLE

IS REPRESSIVE COPING ASSOCIATED WITH SUPPRESSION?

AUTHOR(S)
Szentagotai, Aurora; Onea, Diana
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies;Sep2007, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between repressive coping and the use of suppression as a mental control strategy. Participants completed the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Marlow-Crown Social Desirability Scale (Marlow-Crown) as a means of assessing repressive coping and the White Bear Suppression Inventory as a means of assessing suppression. Our results indicate a positive association between repressive coping and thought suppression as a strategy of managing unwanted thoughts and emotions. Clinical implications are discussed.
ACCESSION #
26916209

 

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