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A Study on the Determinants of Undergraduates’ Procrastination: Social Addiction, Negative Emotion as Mediators and Mindfulness as Moderator

The study aims to examine the role of perceived stress, social addiction, and negative emotions on procrastination among undergraduate students in Vietnam. The results among 1000 undergraduate students showed that perceived stress was positively …

Minh Anh Quang Tran, Nguyen Ngoc Thao Chau, Shikha Kukreti, Dai-Long Ngo-Hoang

29-04-2024 | Correction

Correction: An Emotional Skills Intervention for Elementary Children with Autism in China: A Pilot Study

Gabrielle T. Lee, Sheng Xu, Hua Feng, Gloria K. Lee, Shaoju Jin, Dan Li, Shuangshuang Zhu


The Mediating Effect of Self-Efficacy in the Relationship Between Parental Communication and Digital Addiction

In recent years, the excessive use of digital technologies has led to the emergence of digital addiction at earlier ages. However, studies explaining the causes of digital addiction are limited. The purpose of the current study was to investigate …

Tuba Bağatarhan, Diğdem Müge Siyez

Open Access 22-04-2024

Mediating Effects of Resilience Between Mindfulness, Self-compassion, and Psychological Distress in a Longitudinal Study

Recent years have witnessed increasing research interest in the collective impact of resilience, mindfulness, and self-compassion on individuals’ mental health. This longitudinal study examined the mediating effects of resilience approximately one …

Yuki Ueno, Rei Amemiya


The Experience of Being Emotionally Maltreated and Self-regulatory Strategies in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Pathways to Depressive Symptoms

The contribution of childhood emotional maltreatment to depressive symptoms has been well-established in previous research. However, there is a lack of comprehensive research examining the potential role of emotional and cognitive self-regulatory …

Azra Mohammadpanah Ardakan, Vahid Khosravani, Zoleikha Kamali, Solmaz Dabiri


Mindfulness and Well-being: A Longitudinal Serial Mediation Model of Psychological Adjustment and COVID-19 Fear

Numerous studies have been carried out globally related to COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, most of which were cross-sectional. Therefore, there is a need for longitudinal studies to fully understand the impact of COVID-19 on mental …

Begüm Satici, Emine Gocet-Tekin, M. Engin Deniz, Seydi Ahmet Satici, Fatma Betul Yilmaz


The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychological Adjustment Problems: The Mediating Roles of Meaning in Life and Resilience

While the number of COVID-19 cases has significantly decreased, its lasting effects persist, posing a continued threat to global mental health and well-being. The aftermath of the pandemic raises concerns about psychological adaptation, meaning in …

Mehmet Emin Şanlı, Murat Yıldırım, Izaddin Ahmad Aziz


What Does my Anxiety Look Like? A Thematic Analysis of the Impact of a Single Session Imagery Technique on Emotional Issues

Anxiety is one of the main emotional issues that has grown over the last few years. It is characterized by emotional overreaction to threatening situations that are experienced as frightening and emotionally. Unmanageable. In particular, COVID-19 …

Valeria Sebri, Silvia Francesca Maria Pizzoli, Gabriella Pravettoni


Metacognitive Awareness as the Predictor of Positive Self-Critical Rumination, Personal Best Goals (PBs), and Language Achievement

The present research scrutinized the nexus between English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ metacognitive awareness (MCA), personal best goals (PBs), the positive dimension of self-critical rumination (PSCR) and language achievement (LA) via …

Afsaneh Ghanizadeh, Sepideh Mirzaee, Toktam Yousefzadeh

Open Access 06-04-2024

Spanish Adaptation of the Social Worries Questionnaire (SWQ): A Tool to Assess Social Anxiety in Preadolescent Children

Social anxiety may appear during preadolescence, causing children to worry and avoid situations where they may be evaluated by others. Previous studies have shown that about 4% of preadolescents present clinically elevated levels of social …

Víctor Amorós-Reche, David Pineda, Mireia Orgilés, Jose P. Espada


Can REBT Reduce Academic Stress and Increase Adjustment in Rural Students?

As there are internal and external demands from students to actively engage in several activities in school settings, most of them feel bored, frustrated, and nonadaptive in responding to those demands. This has increased the high prevalence of …

Faith C. Omeke, Moses Onyemaechi Ede, Chinyere Loveth Chukwu, Patricia Nwamaka Aroh, Calista Obiageli Onyeanusi, Tobias Obiora Ozor, Ifeanyichukwu Dumtochukwu Okoro, Josephine Nwamaka Maduakolam, Fidelis Azubuike Agu, Samuel Ifeanyi Aba


Validation of Process-Based Components of the LIBET-Q: An Innovative Instrument for Case Conceptualization

Case conceptualization is a widely used tool to describe and organize patient information and plan interventions in psychotherapy. Life themes and semi-adaptive plans: Implications of biased beliefs, elicitation, and treatment (LIBET) is a new …

Alessia Offredi, Annalisa Oppo, Giovanni Maria Ruggiero, Gabriele Caselli, Giovanni Mansueto, Simona Scaini, Sara Palmieri, Sandra Sassaroli


Cognitive Control and Flexibility to Happiness: Distress Tolerance and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation as Serial Mediators

Happiness is a positive construct that includes individual, interrelated cognitive and emotional components and is the pursuit of human nature. In this study, serial multiple mediation analysis was performed to test the hypothetical model that …

Seydi Ahmet Satici, Meltem Ozturk, Sinan Okur, M. Engin Deniz


The Influence of Core Self-Evaluation, Mindfulness, and Rumination on Emotional Distress

Core self-evaluation (CSE) is a broad and latent trait which describes the fundamental appraisals made about one’s capabilities, competence and worth. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CSE and emotional distress and …

Megan G. George, James J. Collard


The Role of Rational Beliefs in Promoting Mental Well-Being: A Validation of the REBT’s Psychological Health Model

This study aimed to test the validity of the psychological health model of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in promoting mental well-being, with a particular focus on understanding the positive and adaptive emotional consequences of …

Murat Balkıs


Breaking the Chain: The Role of Irrational Thinking in Our Fear of War and Death

This paper sought to investigate the validity of a mediation model, where we hypothesized that the four irrational evaluations postulated by the Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) theory (demandingness, awfulizing, low frustration tolerance …

Roxana A.I. Cardoș, Iuliana I. Crețu, Elisa P. Dumitru


The Persian Tolerance of Uncontrollability Questionnaire and its Correlates: Reliability, Validity, and Measurement Invariance Across Gender

Many situations in life remain beyond an individual’s control. Despite this, little research has focused on individual differences in tolerance of uncontrollability. The purpose of the present study was to translate and validate a Persian version …

Mehdi Akbari, Mohammad Seydavi, Sonay Sheikhi, Stefan G. Hofmann, Mark D. Griffiths


Investigation of the Turkish Psychometric Properties of Bedtime Procrastination and While-in-Bed Procrastination Scales for Adolescents

Bedtime procrastination and while-in-bed procrastination is one of the important problems frequently encountered in adolescents. This study was carried out to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Bedtime …

Dilek Demir Kösem, Murat Bektaş, Paula Magalhães


Irrational Romantic Relationship Beliefs and Self-silencing: Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation

The university environment is considered an important context for young people to experience close relationships. In close relationships, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors are seen as determinants of a healthy relationship. According to the …

Meva Demir Kaya, Feridun Kaya


The Influence of Core Self-Evaluation, Rumination, and Forgiveness on the Experience and Expression of Anger

Core self-evaluation (CSE) has demonstrated a role in emotional distress, with rumination and forgiveness mediating this. This paper aimed to extend on such research by exploring the relationships that CSE, rumination, and forgiveness have with …

James J. Collard, Myrto Dafni Chatzimike-Levidi, Brenton J. Cross, Christopher J. Kilby