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PS28A-08-61

A search for the relationship of interpersonal rejection sensitivity and Cognitive Attentional Syndrome (CAS): A metacognitive perspective

[Speaker] Hinuma, Tomoko:1
[Co-author] Tomita, Nozomi:1, Kishino, Yuri:1, Araki, Minori:1, Kuroda, Ayaka:1, Kumano, Hiroaki:2
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 2:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan)

Background: Interpersonal rejection sensitivity has been reported to be the core symptom of atypical depression. Furthermore, Cognitive Attentional Syndrome (CAS) is the pathological thinking process that has intervention interest in Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) for many psychiatric disorders. CAS is consists of repetitive thinking, threat monitoring, and unhelpful self-regulatory strategies or coping behaviors. The relation between interpersonal rejection sensitivity and CAS is still unclear.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the comprehensive relationship of interpersonal rejection sensitivity and CAS.
Method: Interpersonal rejection sensitivity, rumination, worry, threat monitoring, and unhelpful self-regulatory strategies or coping behaviors were assessed in students (N = 170) through self-report questionnaires.
Results: The results of the canonical-correlation analysis (CCA) indicated that a high correlation exists between the CAS and interpersonal rejection sensitivity (r = .855).
Conclusion: The results suggest that interpersonal rejection sensitivity is considered similar to CAS.
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