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Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      a Old Dominion University, 132-E Mills Godwin Bldg, Norfolk, VA 23529, United States
      b Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, United States
    • Keywords:
      Contrast avoidance
      Worry
      Generalized anxiety disorder
      Anxiety
      Depression
    • Abstract:
      Highlights •Experiencing more academic and social stressors was associated with more worry.•Higher levels of worry were associated with more anxiety and depression.•Select stressors had indirect effects on anxiety and depression through worry.•Contrast avoidance moderated associations between academic stressors and worry.•Contrast avoidance moderated association from worry to anxiety but not depression.
    • Abstract:
      Methods 367 undergraduate college students from a medium-sized, public university completed self-report questionnaires online.
    • Abstract:
      Results Worry significantly mediated the associations from academic stressors and social stressors to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Contrast avoidance significantly moderated associations between academic stressors and worry as well as worry and anxiety. For those high in contrast avoidance, worry was relatively high regardless of academic stressors; for those low in contrast avoidance, students with fewer academic stressors reported less worry.
    • Abstract:
      Limitations The present study relied on self-report. In addition, the cross-sectional design limits the ability to draw conclusions about temporal relations.
    • Abstract:
      Conclusions Contrast avoidance elevated worry regardless of academic stressors, and strengthened the association between worry and anxiety but not worry and depression. Individuals who experience high levels of contrast avoidance may benefit from cognitive interventions focusing on reducing beliefs about the perceived benefits of worry.
    • ISSN:
      0165-0327
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092
    • Accession Number:
      S0165032719321263
    • Copyright:
      © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BAUER, E. A. et al. Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance. Journal of Affective Disorders, [s. l.], v. 266, p. 456–464, 2020. DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0165032719321263. Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bauer EA, Braitman AL, Judah MR, Cigularov KP. Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2020;266:456-464. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092
    • APA:
      Bauer, E. A., Braitman, A. L., Judah, M. R., & Cigularov, K. P. (2020). Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance. Journal of Affective Disorders, 266, 456–464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bauer, Elizabeth A., Abby L. Braitman, Matt R. Judah, and Konstantin P. Cigularov. 2020. “Worry as a Mediator between Psychosocial Stressors and Emotional Sequelae: Moderation by Contrast Avoidance.” Journal of Affective Disorders 266 (April): 456–64. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092.
    • Harvard:
      Bauer, E. A. et al. (2020) ‘Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance’, Journal of Affective Disorders, 266, pp. 456–464. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bauer, EA, Braitman, AL, Judah, MR & Cigularov, KP 2020, ‘Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance’, Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 266, pp. 456–464, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bauer, Elizabeth A., et al. “Worry as a Mediator between Psychosocial Stressors and Emotional Sequelae: Moderation by Contrast Avoidance.” Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 266, Apr. 2020, pp. 456–464. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bauer, Elizabeth A., Abby L. Braitman, Matt R. Judah, and Konstantin P. Cigularov. “Worry as a Mediator between Psychosocial Stressors and Emotional Sequelae: Moderation by Contrast Avoidance.” Journal of Affective Disorders 266 (April 1, 2020): 456–64. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.092.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bauer EA, Braitman AL, Judah MR, Cigularov KP. Worry as a mediator between psychosocial stressors and emotional sequelae: Moderation by contrast avoidance. Journal of Affective Disorders [Internet]. 2020 Apr 1 [cited 2020 Sep 27];266:456–64. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0165032719321263