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The relationship between intrusive rumination and post-traumatic stress disorder: the mediating role of balanced time perspective

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2022.061107 | Downloads: 15 | Views: 426


Zhang Mengxin 1, Ye Zilan 2


1 Department of Applied Psychology, Beihang University, Beijng, China
2 Department of Psychology, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan, China

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Zhang Mengxin


The purpose of the current study was to examine how the balanced time perspective affected the association between intrusive rumination and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thus, 540 adults with past traumatic experiences completed the Essen Trauma Inventory, the Intrusive Rumination Scale, and Swedish Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Results: ①intrusive rumination significantly and positively predicted PTSD. ②intrusive rumination positively predicted PTSD by positively predicting balanced time perspective. Conclusion: The association between intrusive rumination and PTSD was partially mediated by the balanced time perspective.


intrusive rumination, balanced time perspective, post-traumatic stress disorder


Zhang Mengxin, Ye Zilan, The relationship between intrusive rumination and post-traumatic stress disorder: the mediating role of balanced time perspective. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2022) Vol. 6: 55-62. DOI:


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