Repetitive negative thinking mediates the association between perfectionism and psychological distress

  title={Repetitive negative thinking mediates the association between perfectionism and psychological distress},
  author={A. Macedo and M. Soares and A. Amaral and V. Nogueira and Nuno Madeira and C. Roque and M. Marques and B. Maia and S. Bos and Jos{\'e} C. T. Valente and A. Pereira},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  • A. Macedo, M. Soares, +8 authors A. Pereira
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Abstract Our objective was to analyze the relationships between Repetitive negative thinking (RNT), perfectionism and psychological distress. Specifically we wanted to test if RNT mediates the relationship between perfectionism and psychological distress. 788 college students completed self-report questionnaires to evaluate perfectionism trait dimensions [Evaluative concerns (EC) and Positive strivings (PS)], RNT dimensions [Repetitive thinking (RT) and Cognitive interference and unproductivity… CONTINUE READING
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