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Investigation the role of experiential avoidance on anticipation general health in non-clinical samples

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 1-11

Keywords : Experiential avoidance; General health; University students;

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Introduction: Experiential avoidance is one of the trans-diagnostic factors that can play an important role in formation and continuity many problems of individual's mental health. Aim: The aim of the current study was to investigate the role of experiential avoidance on general health in non-clinical samples. Method: In this cross-sectional study, the number of 150 students of Shahed University were selected via multi-stage cluster sampling method. Tools that used in this study were Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II), and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). Results: Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there is a significant relationship between experiential avoidance with general health (p<0.01). Regression analysis also showed that experiential avoidance has a significant role on anticipation general health (p< 0.01). Regression analysis indicated that the experiential avoidance can predict 42% of variance of general health in university students. Conclusion: Finding showed that experiential avoidance has a counterproductive effect on general health in college's students. Thus, it is necessary to considering suitable solutions to reduce experiential avoidance in order to prevent psychology problems.

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