This investigation evaluated the role of mindfulness-based attention in concurrently predicting anxiety and depressive symptomatology and perceived health functioning in a community sample of 170 young adults (95 females; mean age (Mage) = 22.2 years, SD = 7.6). Partially consistent with prediction, results indicated that, relative to negative and positive affectivity and emotional expression and processing associated with approach-oriented coping, mindfulness-based attention incrementally predicted anhedonic depressive, but not anxious arousal, symptoms. Additionally, consistent with prediction, mindfulness-based attention demonstrated incremental validity in relation to perceived health, and the degree of impairment of health in terms of physical and mental functioning. Results are discussed in relation to the construct development of mindfulness-based attention, and specifically, the role(s) of this factor in emotional and physical health processes.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy|
|State||Published - Sep 2006|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This paper was supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse research grants (1 R01 DA018734-01A1, R03 DA16307-01, and 1 R21 DA016227-01) awarded to Dr Zvo-lensky. This work also was supported by a National Research Service Award (F31 MH073205-01) awarded to Amit Bernstein and a National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship (1 F32 MH069037-01A1) awarded to Dr Yartz.
- Approach-oriented coping
- Perceived health
- Positive and negative affectivity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology