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The Association Between Work-Related Rumination and Executive Function Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function

Cropley, Mark and Collis, Hannah (2020) The Association Between Work-Related Rumination and Executive Function Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function Frontiers in Psychology.

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Work-related rumination has been associated with a number of health complaints, however, little is known about the underlying factors associated with rumination. Previous work using proxy measures of executive function showed work-related rumination to be negatively associated with executive function. In this paper, we report two studies that examined the association between work-related rumination and executive function utilizing an ecological valid measure of executive function: the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF-A, Roth et al., 2005). In study 1 (N = 63), high, relative to low work-related ruminators, were found to demonstrate lower executive function skills, in eight of the nine subscales of the BRIEF. The aim of study 2 (N = 237) was to identify, the key executive function subscale/s associated with work-related rumination. Controlling for known factors associated with work-related rumination (fatigue and sleep), regression analysis identified the behavioral regulation subscale “shift” as the key predictor within the model. Shift relates to our ability to switch attention, to think about different solutions, and dealing with and accepting change. It was concluded that these findings lend support for future research to develop interventions for enhancing shift ability, as an aid to reduce work-related ruminative thinking.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date : 2 April 2020
DOI : 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00821
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2020 Cropley and Collis. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID, Matthew, Ulla, Krystyna
Uncontrolled Keywords : work-related rumination, executive function, adults, workers, the BRIEF
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 03 Jun 2020 12:35
Last Modified : 03 Jun 2020 12:35

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