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Intolerance of Uncertainty, Negative Problem Orientation on Worry
Korean J Stress Res 2018;26:350-355
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Hae Ran Suh , Bong-Keon Lee

Department of Psychology, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
Correspondence to: Bong-Keon Lee
Department of Psychology, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdae-ro, Seowon-gu, Cheongju 28644, Korea
Tel: +82-43-261-2188
Fax: +82-43-269-2188
E-mail: clinpsy@chol.com
Received November 15, 2018; Revised December 18, 2018; Accepted December 18, 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 is to investigate the mediating effect of negative problem orientation in the association between intolerance uncertainty and worry.
Methods: Participants who were 531 undergraduate students in Chungbuk were administered Intolerance Uncertainty Scale (IUS), Negative Problem Orientation (NPO; SPSI-R), Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ).
Results: The results are as follows. Intolerance of uncertainty had statistically significant positive correlation with worry. Negative problem orientation had a partial mediating effect in the association between intolerance uncertainty and worry.
Conclusions: This result suggested the importance of intolerance of uncertainty and negative problem orientation in psychological approach to university students who have difficulty in worry.
Keywords : Intolerance of uncertainty, Negative problem orientation, Worry


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