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Experiential Avoidance and Neuroticism as Moderators of the Social Support-Stress Relationship

Emotional Ups and Downs - Board: EM-110
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Gretchen M. Reevy
California State University, East Bay

Sue D. Hobbs
University of the Pacific

Experiential avoidance is a tendency to avoid one’s negative internal experiences. Neuroticism is the tendency to intensely experience negative emotion. The current study investigated the relationships between neuroticism, experiential avoidance, social support and stress. Both experiential avoidance and neuroticism emerged as significant moderators of the social support/stress relationship.

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