From Higher-Order to Underlying Constructs: Examining the Relationships Between Affect and Fundamental Fears
Cognitive Therapy and Research, 07/16/2012
Thibodeau MA et al. – Canonical correlations, regression analyses, and moderator analyses revealed strong associations between negative affect and each of anxiety sensitivity, the fear of negative evaluation, and illness/injury sensitivity and a weaker but significant inverse relationship with positive affect. The fundamental fears shared a substantive amount of variance with positive and negative affect, and this overlap may warrant attention from researchers and clinicians focusing on specific or transdiagnostic features of anxiety.