The Role of Psychological Flexibility and Difficulty in Emotion Regulation in Predicting Corona Fear (Covid-19) in Kermanshah Residents

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student, Clinical Psychology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Master student, Clinical Psychology, Payam-e-Noor University of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan, Iran

3 Master student, Clinical Psychology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran


Introduction: The global prevalence of coronation and the implementation of restrictions have caused a great deal of fear and anxiety in people in society, which in turn has caused psychological problems. The aim of this study was to determine the role of psychological flexibility and difficulty in emotion regulating in predicting corona fear among residents of Kermanshah.
Method: The method of this study was descriptive-correlational. The research population was residents of Kermanshah in 1399, of which 317 people participated online through virtual networks. Corona Anxiety Scale (CAS), Acceptance, and Practice Version (AAQ-II) , and Difficulty Emotion Regulation (DERS) were used to collect data.
Results: The results showed that fear of corona was negatively related to psychological resilience (r = -0/401) and positively related to difficulty in emotion regulation (r = 0/397). The results of regression analysis also showed that psychological flexibility (experiential avoidance) and difficulty in emotion regulation were able to explain %18/6 of the changes in coronary fear.
Conclusion: Due to the fear of coronation among individuals, programs and interventions can be implemented online or offline through workshops to increase psychological flexibility, acceptance of individuals, and improve emotion regulation strategies.


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