The Relationship Between Parental Autonomy Support and Skin-Picking Disorder Symptoms as Mediated by Emotion Regulation Difficulties
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Master of Science in Research Psychology (MS)
Jenny Lee Vaydich
Skin-picking disorder, obsessive-compulsive related disorders, parental autonomy support, emotion regulation difficulties, emerging adults
Skin-picking disorder (SPD) is an obsessive-compulsive related disorder (OCRD) that is most common among adolescents and emerging adults. Past research has connected SPD to emotion regulation difficulties and parental autonomy support. However no past studies have looked at the relationship between these variables together. The current study aims to amend this gap in the literature. Data from 274 undergraduate students found that emotion regulation difficulties mediates the relationship between mother and father autonomy support, and SPD symptoms. These findings indicate that among college students, a lack of parental autonomy support may lead to SPD symptoms through emotion regulation difficulties.
Gregorich, Olivia and Vaydich, Jenny Lee, "The Relationship Between Parental Autonomy Support and Skin-Picking Disorder Symptoms as Mediated by Emotion Regulation Difficulties" (2023). Research Psychology Theses. 13.