Does Trait Anxiety Mediate the Relationship Between Family Patterns and Quality of Life?

Ora Peleg, Iris Yaniv, Ruth Katz, Orna Tzischinsky

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Abstract

The study examined whether trait anxiety mediated the relationships between family patterns (differentiation of self) and quality of life. 620 Israeli students, filled out differentiation of self (DoS), trait anxiety, and quality of life questionnaires. Trait anxiety mediated the relationships between DoS and quality of life dimensions. Findings extend our understanding of the role of differentiation of self for improving quality of life when dealing with the challenges of patients suffering from high levels of anxiety. It is strongly recommended that family therapists who wish to help reduce trait anxiety and enhance quality of life should relate to specific family and parenting patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-355
Number of pages15
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

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© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

  • differentiation of self
  • emotional cutoff
  • emotional reactivity
  • fusion with others
  • I-position
  • quality of life
  • Trait anxiety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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