Predictors of rumination and co-rumination: the role of attachment dimensions, self-compassion and self-esteem

Sökmen-Bugay, Aslı and Manuoğlu, Elif and Çoşkun, Muhammet and Sümer, Nebi (2023) Predictors of rumination and co-rumination: the role of attachment dimensions, self-compassion and self-esteem. Current Psychology, 42 (6). pp. 4400-4411. ISSN 1046-1310 (Print) 1936-4733 (Online)

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This study systematically examined the unique, mediating, and moderating effects of fundamental attachment dimensions (anxiety and avoidance), self-esteem, and self-compassion on the dimensions of rumination (brooding and reflection) and co-rumination. Turkish university students (N = 510) completed the measures of the major variables. Results revealed that attachment anxiety (but not attachment avoidance) and self-esteem predicted both dimensions of ruminations. Self-compassion predicted the brooding dimension of rumination and co-rumination, and moderated the effect of attachment avoidance on the reflection dimension of rumination. Self-compassion also mediated the effect of both self-esteem and attachment anxiety dimensions on brooding and co-rumination, respectively. Results suggested that while attachment anxiety and self-esteem emerged as the predominant predictors of rumination and co-rumination, self-compassion plays an additional role on both rumination and co-rumination via its unique, moderating, and mediating effects. Finally, diverse effects of attachment anxiety and avoidance on co-rumination have critical implications for close relationships.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brooding and reflection, co-rumination, attachment, dimensions, self-compassion, self-esteem
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Nebi Sümer
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2023 12:53
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2023 12:53

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