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The Relationship between Negative Affect-Intensity and Depression: Moderated Mediating Effect of Self-Compassion through Non-Mentalization
Stress 2018;26:201-207
Published online September 30, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Yong Hee Kim

Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Yong Hee Kim
Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, 277 Hyodeok-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61743, Korea
Tel: +82-62-670-2539
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E-mail: yngkim9@gwangju.ac.kr
Received July 20, 2018; Revised September 5, 2018; Accepted September 5, 2018.
Articles published in stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the moderated mediating effect of self-compassion through non-mentalization on the relationship between negative affect intensity and depression.
Methods: A total of 289 college students participated in this study by completing the following questionnaires: Affect Intensity Measure, Mentalization Questionnaire, Self-Compassion Scale, and The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale.
Results: First, all variables in this study were statistically significant correlation. Second, partial mediation effect of non-mentalization on the relationship between negative affect intensity and depression were found. Third, moderation effect of self-compassion on the relationship between non-mentalization and depression were found also. Finally, self-compassion moderated the mediating effect of negative affect intensity on depression through non-mentalization.
Conclusions: These results suggest that it is important to enhance students’ level of mentalization and self-compassion in order to alleviate their depression. effectively.
Keywords : Negative affect intensity, Non-mentalization, Self-compation, Depression


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