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Emotional-vulnerability and mindfulness: a preliminary test of associations among negative affectivity, anxiety sensitivity, and mindfulness skills.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17530495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluated associations between general (negative affectivity) and specific (anxiety sensitivity) factors that may relate to the mindfulness skill domains assessed by the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills. Participants were 154 young adults (88 females; M(age) = 22.4 years, SD = 7.9) recruited from the community. Partially consistent with predictions, higher levels of negative affectivity were significantly associated with lower levels of Awareness, Acceptance, and Describe mindfulness skills, and higher levels of anxiety sensitivity were significantly associated with lower levels of Awareness and Acceptance mindfulness skills. Additionally, negative affectivity and anxiety sensitivity each demonstrated unique relations to participants' ability to experience the present state without evaluating or judging its content (Accept factor), after accounting for their shared variance, but only anxiety sensitivity demonstrated a unique association to the Act with Awareness factor independent of variance explained by negative affectivity. Findings are discussed in relation to theory and research on mindfulness processes.
Laura McKee; Michael J Zvolensky; Sondra E Solomon; Amit Bernstein; Ellen Leen-Feldner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive behaviour therapy     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1650-6073     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Behav Ther     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-28     Completed Date:  2007-08-01     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101143317     Medline TA:  Cogn Behav Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, Burlington, VT 05450-0134, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology*
Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)*
Psychological Tests
Regression Analysis
Grant Support
1 R01DA018734-01A1/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; 1 R21DA016227-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; F31 MH073205-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R03 DA16307-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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