Wells (Behav. Cogn. Psychother. 23 (1995) 301) proposed a cognitive model, which distinguishes between two kinds of worry: type I worry (focused on external things) and type II worry or metaworry (worry about one's own thoughts and worry). Wells' model assigns a central role to metaworry in the development of excessive worry, and Wells and Carter (Behav. Res. Ther. 37 (1999) 585) found in a college sample that metaworry predicted the level of trait worry after controlling for trait anxiety and type I worry. The present study replicated their investigation with a Spanish elderly sample and supported Wells' predictions that metaworry plays a significant role in the prediction of trait worry in contrast to type I worries, even when trait anxiety or perceived uncontrollability over worry are controlled. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
- trait worry
- generalized anxiety disorder
- GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER
- PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES