Experiential avoidance, committed action and quality of life: Differences between college students with and without chronic illness

Mariana Coutinho, Inês A. Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira

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Abstract

This study aimed to explore, through structural equation modelling, experiential avoidance and committed action’s effects on the association between anxiety and psychological quality of life and whether this relationship presents significant differences across a sample of 115 college students with chronic illness and a sample of 232 students without illness. Students with chronic illness presented higher levels of anxiety and experiential avoidance and lower levels of quality of life. The association between anxiety and psychological quality of life was partially explained by experiential avoidance and committed action. This path model was shown to be invariant between the two groups of students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1045
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anxiety
  • chronic illness
  • committed action
  • experiential avoidance
  • quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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