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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.11 No.1 pp.1-14

Understanding the Influence of Two Types of Ruminations on Posttraumatic Growth

Eunae Han1, Changdai Kim2, Minchul Kang3
1Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Educatio, The University of Iowa
2Department of Education, Seoul National University
3Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, The Cha University
Corresponding Author
Eunae Han, N358 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, (319)855-8375


The main purpose of the current study was twofold: (a) to examine the effects of intrusive rumination and deliberate rumination on posttraumatic growth and (b) to test the mediated moderating effect of psychological acceptance on posttraumatic growth. For this study, 334 South Korean adults completed questionnaires which included demographic information, K-ERRI, K-PTGI, and K-AAQ-II. After data cleaning, a total of 292 responses were analyzed by structural equation modeling. As a result, the initial model which hypothesized that deliberate rumination would predict present intrusive rumination was rejected. In addition, psychological acceptance had a moderating effect on the relationship between past intrusive rumination and present intrusive rumination. The implications for counselors and counseling researchers are discussed.