Cognitive Arousal Mediates the Relationship between Perceived Ostracism and Sleep Quality but it is not Moderated by Experiential Avoidance

Waldeck, Daniel, Banerjee, Moitree, Jenks, Rebecca and Tyndall, Ian (2020) Cognitive Arousal Mediates the Relationship between Perceived Ostracism and Sleep Quality but it is not Moderated by Experiential Avoidance. Stress and health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 36 (4). pp. 487-495. ISSN 1532-2998

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Previous research suggests that longer‐term perceived ostracism is related to poor sleep quality. In this study, we investigated the mediating effect of cognitive arousal on the perceived ostracism‐sleep quality relationship. We also investigated whether experiential avoidance was a moderator of the cognitive arousal‐sleep quality relationship. Participants (N = 251) were recruited through online research portals to take part in an online survey. A path analysis was used to test a moderated mediation effect between variables. It was found that cognitive arousal mediated the perceived ostracism‐sleep quality relationship, however, experiential avoidance was not a significant moderator. These findings suggest that further research needs to be conducted to elucidate the mechanism of experiential avoidance to account for when it may impact sleep quality. Moreover, treatment interventions targeted at reducing cognitive arousal (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) prior to sleep are likely to bear some fruit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ostracism, acceptance and commitment therapy, experiential avoidance, sleep quality, social rejection, Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, General Medicine
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry
Divisions: Departments > Psychology and Counselling
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 11:16

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