Introduction: The indication of interpersonal problems in many psychological disorders has opened a most of research in this field. The goal of the present study was to assess the relationship of cognitive emotion regulation strategies and thought fusion with interpersonal problems.
Method: In correlational designs frameworke, 300 students (150 male and 150 female) were selected voluntarily and assessed by Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Thought Fusion Inventory and Interpersonal Problems Inventory. Data were analyzed using stepwise multiple regression method.
Results: Results indicated that there is positive corelation between maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and thought fusion components with most interpersonal problems dimentions, wheras this relation was negative for adaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies. Moreover, the results of regression analysis indicated a strong predictor of cognitive emotion regulation strategies and thought fusion components for most interpersonal problems dimentions.
Conclusion: Maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and thought fusion components are psychological coorelates of interpersonal problems. These findigs have applied and basic implications in the field of psychotherapy and other educational and interventional contexts.