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IJPN 2016, 4(3): 51-57 Back to browse issues page
Prediction of the Amount of Worrying Based on Meta-Cognitive Beliefs and Rumination in Students
Mehdi Zemestani *, Tahereh Mehrabian, Mahsa Mosalman
University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran , m.zemestani@uok.ac.ir
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Introduction: Worrying is one of the anxiety disorders that influences a person's functioning in different areas of education, employment and society. The purpose of this study was to predict the level of worrying based on rumination and meta-cognitive beliefs in students of Kurdistan University.

Methods: In this research, which was done with the correlation method, 143 students were selected and subjected to the study by means of random cluster sampling. Three questionnaires regarding rumination, meta-cognitive beliefs and worrying were used as means of data collection. In this research, rumination and meta-cognitive beliefs were considered as predictors and worrying was considered a dependent variable. The data were analyzed by R Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regressions analyzes.

Results: The results of the study revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between rumination and worrying (P < 0.01). Also, a significant positive relationship was obtained amongst all factors of meta-cognitive beliefs, except self-cognitive beliefs and worrying (P < 0.01). These factors could account for 40% of the variation in the level of worrying. Regression coefficients with stepwise method for linear combination of meta-cognitive beliefs and rumination with worrying was significant in the levels of less than 0.001.

Conclusions: Rumination and metacognitive beliefs are correlative with student's level of worrying, therefore therapists and counselors should concentrate on reducing people’s level of worrying, reducing rumination and metacognitive beliefs.

Keywords: Rumination, Meta-Cognitive Beliefs, Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/23 | Accepted: 2016/11/23 | Published: 2016/11/23 | ePublished: 2016/11/23
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Zemestani M, Mehrabian T, Mosalman M. Prediction of the Amount of Worrying Based on Meta-Cognitive Beliefs and Rumination in Students. IJPN. 2016; 4 (3) :51-57
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