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1- PhD student in psychology, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah branch, Kermanshah, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran
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The present study aimed to predict coronavirus anxiety based on cognitive flexibility with the mediating role of emotion regulation and maladaptive schemas. The method of this study is applied in terms of the purpose and in terms of the method is correlation type based on the structural equation modeling. The statistical population of this study was all the occupied women of Kermanshah (Iran) in 2020. Participants were 364 women were selected based on Cochran's formula by stratified random sampling. Alipour et al.'s Corona Anxiety Questionnaire, Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form (YSQ-SF), Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) and Dennis and Vander Wal Cognitive Flexibility Inventory were used to collect data. The research data was analyzed via PLS and SPSS software and the structural equation method was used to analyze the research hypotheses as well. The results of the study revealed that coronavirus anxiety can be predicted based on cognitive flexibility. Furthermore, the emotion regulation and maladaptive schemas mediated the relationship of  cognitive flexibility and coronavirus anxiety significantly. In general, the findings support the role of people's emotions and cognitions in moderating the experience of anxiety related to Coronavirus and have useful implications for psychologists and counselors in the prevention and treatment of Coronavirus anxiety.
     
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Evolutionary Psychology
Received: 2022/11/9 | Accepted: 2022/11/1 | Published: 2022/11/1

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