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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Evaluative Concerns Perfectionism, Self-Criticism, Dichotomous Thinking, and Depression in University Students with Evaluative Concerns Perfectionism and Depression

수용전념치료 (ACT)가 우울한 평가염려 완벽주의 대학생의 평가염려 완벽주의, 자기비난, 이분법적 사고 및 우울에 미치는 효과

  • Oh, Jeong-eun (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Son, ChongNak (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2018.02.26
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28

Abstract

This sturdy proposed and tested whether the six core treatment processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) reduce self-criticism and dichotomous thinking in Evaluative concerns perfectionists and even diminish depression and ultimately verify it. The sample consisted of 22 subjects who displayed high EC perfectionism and depression. The subjects were randomly assigned to ACT groups or control groups (n-11/each). The ACT program was administered in eight sessions. All participants completed scale about EC perfectionism, self-criticism, dichotomous thinking, depression and acceptance & action at the pre-test, post-test, and the six week follow-up. The results showed that evaluative concerns perfectionism, self-criticism, dichotomous thinking, and depression decreased more in the treatment group than in the control group, whereas acceptance & action increased in the former. Finally, the implications and limitations of this study, along with suggestions for future study were discussed.

Keywords

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT);Evaluative Concerns Perfectionism;Self-Criticism;Dichotomous Thinking;Depression

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Chonbuk National University

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