Dysfunctional attitudes, automatic thoughts and anxiety symptoms among Turkish youth: Results from a pilot study

Authors

  • Kadriye Nida Parim
  • Habib Erensoy
  • Melek Gozde Lus

Keywords:

Anxiety, automatic thoughts, dysfunctional attitudes

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is investigating the relationship between symptoms of anxiety and measures of automatic thoughts and dysfunctional attitudes which were developed for depression. Material and Methods: One-hundred university students completed the Turkish version of Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Automatic Thoughts Scale (ATQ), Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale (DAS) and a sociodemographic form. Data were analyzed by SPSS 24.Results: The results indicated that there was a moderate positive correlation between anxiety and automatic thoughts. Dysfunctional attitudes, specifically Perfectionism and Need for Approval showed weak positive correlation with anxiety symptoms.Conclusion: This finding shows that the cognitive content of both disorders cannot be fully separated.

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Published

2021-05-25

How to Cite

Nida Parim, K., Erensoy, H., & Gozde Lus, M. (2021). Dysfunctional attitudes, automatic thoughts and anxiety symptoms among Turkish youth: Results from a pilot study . Annals of Medical Research, 27(4), 1113–1120. Retrieved from https://annalsmedres.org/index.php/aomr/article/view/721

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