M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Depression, Mental; Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Psychiatric and Mental Health
The present study will examine the relationships between rumination, social problem-solving, mindfulness, and depressive symptomology. These relationships will be evaluated by means of Pearson correlations, and the testing of the proposed path model using AMOS. In order to test our hypotheses, undergraduate students were asked to complete a battery of self-report measures to quantify ruminative tendencies, problem-solving ability, mindfulness skills, and depressive symptom severity and were given course credit for participation. Results indicate that hypotheses were partially supported. Bivariate correlations yielded statistically significant relationships between each of the constructs, with rumination positively associated with depressive symptoms, and negatively associated with social problem-solving and mindfulness. While higher social problem-solving scores were found to be associated with lower rumination and depressive symptoms, and were more likely to possess increased mindfulness ability. Analyses of the path model indicated that rumination and social problem-solving were predictive of depressive symptomology, while the mindfulness path was not found to be predictive of depressive symptoms. Chi-square goodness-of-fit analyses were significant, indicating that the hypothesized model is not an adequate fit for the data.
Wiltsee, Taylor, "An examination of the relationships between rumination, social problem-solving, mindfulness and depressive symptomology" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 413.