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Sepahvand T, Bayat M. Prediction of Generalized Anxiety in Neurotic People Based on Resilience. Avicenna J Clin Med. 2021; 28 (2) :87-94
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-2248-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities, Arak University, Arak, Iran , t-sepahvand@araku.ac.ir
2- M.A. Student in Psychology, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Azarbaijan Shahihd Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
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Background and Objective: Anxiety is an important aspect of neuroticism and may be related to potential mechanisms such as resilience. This study aimed to predict generalized anxiety in neurotic people based on resilience.
Materials and Methods: This was a correlational forecasting study. The study population consisted of students of Arak University, Arak, Iran, in 2019, from whom a sample of 300 individuals was selected using the convenience sampling method. The study tools for data collection included the Neuroticism scale of NEO Five-Factor Inventory, Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale-7, and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Eventually, 70 participants who obtained high scores on the Neuroticism Scale (score 24 and over) were studied.
Results: Simultaneous multiple regression analysis showed that resilience components predicted about 31% of the variance of generalized anxiety in neurotic people (F=5.846, P< 0.001). It was revealed that the components of notion of personal competence, high standards, and tenacity (with a Beta coefficient of -0.446), and positive acceptance of change and secure relationships (with a Beta coefficient of -0.439) had a negative and significant role in this prediction. However, other components did not have a significant role in this regard.
Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, resilience in accordance with the components of notion of personal competence and positive acceptance of change is an important variable for the prediction of generalized anxiety in neurotic people that should be seriously considered and strengthened to reduce anxiety.
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