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PS28A-08-62

A search for the effects of worry to depression: A metacognitive perspective

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

Background: Depression is characterized by rumination, while it significantly correlates with worry. Moreover, the thought control strategies of worry and punishment correlate with depression. Therefore, this study examined how depression is affected by rumination, worry, and metacognitive beliefs with the effects of the thought control strategies of worry and punishment.
Method: We assessed depression, rumination, worry, positive and negative beliefs about rumination or worry, and the thought control strategies of punishment and worry by self-report questionnaires from college students (N = 288).
Results: The results from the structural equation modeling analysis indicated that rumination and metacognitive beliefs about rumination, worry and metacognitive beliefs about worry and affected depression. Furthermore, the thought control strategies of worry and punishment affected negative metacognitive beliefs about worry.
Conclusions: Therefore, the results of this study suggest that worry from a metacognitive perspective also significantly affects depression.
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