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Who does expressive writing work for? Examination of alexithymia, splitting, and repressive coping style as moderators of the expressive writing paradigm.
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PMID:  18230234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This paper examines the moderating influence of alexithymia, splitting, and repressive coping style in the expressive writing paradigm. METHOD: Eighty-eight university students randomized to four weekly 20-minute expressive or neutral writing sessions, with 1-month follow-up. RESULTS: Expressive writing was more beneficial for individuals scoring higher on alexithymia and splitting, but not repressive coping. CONCLUSIONS: Future research should include personality measures in explorations of expressive writing to further understand the boundary conditions of the expressive writing paradigm.
Karen A Baikie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of health psychology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1359-107X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-30     Completed Date:  2008-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9605409     Medline TA:  Br J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Affective Symptoms / psychology*
Expressed Emotion*
Follow-Up Studies

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