The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Report
A Conceptual Replication of a Moderation Effect of Depression between Thought Suppression and Rumination
Yosuke Hattori
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2022 Volume 31 Issue 1 Pages 12-14


Previous research has demonstrated that depression moderates the relationship between chronic thought suppression and brooding, which is a maladaptive rumination style. To investigate the reproducibility of this phenomenon, a conceptual replication was conducted. The results revealed that the level of depression moderates the association between suppression and brooding; the more severe the depression, the stronger the association between thought suppression and brooding. Therefore, the moderation effect of depression was successfully replicated. The results also revealed that depression moderates the relationship between suppression and reflection, which is an adaptive rumination style. The study suggests directions for future research on thought suppression.

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