ISSN: 2455-5460 Medical Group

Archives of Depression and Anxiety  Open Access

    Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: ADA-3-119

    Relationships between maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and psychopathology in adolescents from Bangladesh

    Nadia Garnefski*, Samiul Hossain and Vivian Kraaij

    Introduction: Psychopathology   of   adolescents   in   developing   countries   such   as   Bangladesh   is a  neglected  problem,  which  should  get  more  attention,  especially  with  a  focus  on finding  targets for prevention  and  intervention.  Aim  of  the  study  was  to  study  relationships  between  cognitive  emotion regulation strategies and psychopathology in Bengali adolescents.

    Methods: The sample consisted of 340 12-to-18-year old adolescents from Bangladesh. The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) was used to measure cognitive emotion regulation strategies. The  SCL-90  was  used  to  measure  symptoms  of  depression,  anxiety  and  hostility.  Relationships  between CERQ and SCL-90 scales were studied by Multiple Regression Analysis.

    Results: With   regard   to   relationships   between   CERQ   strategies   and   psychopathology:   Higher extents  of  ‘Worry-focused’  cognitive  styles  appeared  to  be  related  to  the  reporting  of  more  symptoms of  psychopathology,  while  more  ‘Reappraisal-focused’  styles  were  associated  with  the  reporting  of  less symptoms of psychopathology.

    Discussion: The  results  with  regard  to  the  relationships  between  cognitive  emotion  regulation strategies and psychopathology may provide possible targets for interventions to improve mental health in adolescents in developing countries.

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    Published on: Jul 5, 2017 Pages: 23-29

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5460.000019 CrossMark

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