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Poster
PS26A-09-102

The moderating effect of moral foundations on the relationship between interpersonal stressors and depression

[Speaker] Hashimoto, Takeshi:1
[Co-author] Gherghel, Claudia:1
1:Shizuoka University (Japan)

The aim of the present research is to investigate the relationship between moral foundations (autonomy and binding), interpersonal stressors (interpersonal conflict, interpersonal blunder, and interpersonal friction), and depression. We expect to find a moderating effect of moral foundations, such that binding foundations amplify the positive relationship between interpersonal stressors and depression. As expected, depression was positively correlated to all interpersonal stressor subscales. As a result of multiple regression analysis, in the case of interpersonal blunder, the interaction between binding foundations and interpersonal blunder on depression was significant. Binding foundations amplified the positive relation between interpersonal blunder and depression. Also, in the case of interpersonal friction, the interaction between binding foundations and interpersonal friction was significant. While for participants with low binding foundation endorsement, the association between interpersonal friction and depression was rather negative, for those with high binding foundation endorsement, the relation was positive.
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