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Vulnerability to anxiety and depressive disorders is affected by risk and resilience factors, such as personality, use of emotion regulation strategies, and affective cognition. Previous research has identified personality constructs best explaining variance in anxiety and depression (Lyon et al, 2020; 2021), however the mediating mechanisms are unknown. This study aimed to investigate the mediating roles of emotion regulation strategies and affective cognition in the relationship between personality constructs and affective disorders. Data were collected from a sample of 276 students and staff at the University of Manchester. Measures included both broad and narrow Big Five personality constructs; COPE Inventory strategies; a dot-probe task to measure attentional biases to emotional information; both a questionnaire and a computerised cognitive to measure interpretation of emotional images; and measures of anxiety and depression.
Date made available2022
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • personality
  • big five
  • facets
  • coping
  • emotion regulation
  • COPE
  • Dot-probe
  • attention
  • interpretation
  • affective cognition
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • affective disorders

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