Prediction of somatoform disorder of female students in through emotion regulation and thought-action fusion

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Department of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

Abstract

Introducation: Emotion regulation and Thought-Action Fusion (TAF) are among the most important components which cause psychological disorders. The present study aimed to predict somatoform disorder regarding the emotion regulation and TAF in female students of the Savadkuh County.Methods:  In this descriptive correlation study, 110 middle school female students in the city of Savadkuh in the academic year of 2012-2013 were selected through multistage cluster sampling method. The participants completed Auchenabach’s Youth Behavioral Disorder Questionnaire, Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, and Thought-action fusion Questionnaire for youth. The data were analyzed using SPSS-21 and Pearson’s correlation coefficient test and Regression Analysis based on enter method.Results: Mean value for age was decided to be at 13.98±0.70. The results showed that there is a significant and negative relation between reappraisal as an adaptive emotion regulation strategy and somatoform symptoms. Reappraisal has a significantly negative effect on somatoform symptoms. The relation between likelihood TAF and moral TAF with somatoform was significant and positive (P<0.05) and likelihood TAF had significantly positive effect on somatoform.Conclusions: Research findings lead to the conclusion that reappraisal and TAF likelihood play crucial role in prediction of somatoform disorder in female students.

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