Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood?

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2010
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Author: Peled, M.
Abstract
Rumination is a risk factor for aggression and depression, yet few studies have incorporated both aggression and depression in a unitary model that reflects how rumination predicts these distinct conditions. The current study examined rumination on anger and sadness to assess their unique relations with aggression and depressed mood, respectively. Analogous anger rumination and sadness rumination questionnaires were used to minimize measurement variance, and were completed by 226 undergraduate students. Factor analysis suggested one general rumination factor comprised of two distinct sub-factors of anger rumination and sadness rumination. Path analysis confirmed unique relations between anger rumination and aggression, and sadness rumination and depressed mood. Further, anger rumination and anger were independent predictors of aggression. Results supported the conceptualization of anger rumination and sadness rumination as distinct constructs and underscore the importance of pursuing research that incorporates both forms of rumination to better understand how they impact development, mental health, and behavior.
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Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood?. Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment, 32(1), 108-117. doi:10.1007/s10862-009-9136-2 The final publication is available at Springer via http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10862-009-9136-2
Publication title
Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment
Document title
Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood?
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Springer
Date
2010
Volume
32
Issue
1
First page
108
Last page
117
Publisher DOI
10.1007/s10862-009-9136-2
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