university of Tarbiyat modares
Introduction: The aim of the current study was to explore the mediating role of the coping and problem solving styles on the relationship between rumination and depression in Qom's students.Method: In a descriptive study, participants were selected from the undergraduate students of the Qom Azad University (N=200 females) through a random sampling. Participants completed the Ruminative Response Scale (RRS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Problem Solving Styles and Coping Responses Inventory (CRI). Data were analyzed by using a Structural Equation Modeling.Results: The results of the present study illustrated that coping styles, non-constructive problem solving styles, rumination and depression have a significant relationship with each other. The structural equation model revealed that the two dimensions of problem solving styles, helplessness and control, and cognitive, physical and emotional dimensions of coping styles have mediating roles in the relation between rumination and depression.Conclusion: Findings of the present study suggests that the relationship between rumination and depression will be explained more accurately and more comprehensively by a mediating role of coping styles and non-constructive problem solving styles. The results implicated the complicated nature of depression, and emphasized the understanding and conceptualization of influenced diverse variables on depression.