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The Investigation of the Mediating Role of Fear of Negative Evaluation in the Relationship Between Unconditional Self-Acceptance and Codependency in Emerging and Young Adults

Journal: Humanistic Perspective (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 316-334

Keywords : Codependency; Unconditional Self-Acceptance; Fear of Negative Evaluation; Emerging and Young Adults; Conditional Process Analysis;

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The aim of this study is to examine the mediating role of fear of negative evaluation in the relationship between unconditional self-acceptance and codependency in emerging and young adults. It also aims to examine unconditional self-acceptance, codependency and fear of negative evaluation in terms of various demographic variables. The sample of the study consists of a total of 318 people, 256 (80.5%) female and 62 (19.5%) male. The Demographic Information Form, Spann-Fischer Codependency Scale, Unconditional Self-Acceptance Scale and Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale were used in the data gathering process. In order to test the aims of the research, Independent Group t test, ANOVA (One-Way Analysis of Variance), Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Conditional Process Analysis and Bootstrapping analysis were used in the analysis of the data. The results of this study indicate that, there are significant relationships between codependency, unconditional self-acceptance and fear of negative evaluation in emerging and young adults. In the model established, it was concluded that fear of negative evaluation had a partial mediating role in the relationship between unconditional self-acceptance and codependency. In addition, it is concluded that there are significant differences according to the demographic variables such as marital status, parental attitudes and developmental periods.

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