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ERIC Number: EJ880876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Spiritual Bypass: A Preliminary Investigation
Cashwell, Craig S.; Glosoff, Harriet L.; Hammond, Cheree
Counseling and Values, v54 n2 p162-174 Apr 2010
The phenomenon of spiritual bypass has received limited attention in the transpersonal psychology and counseling literature and has not been subjected to empirical inquiry. This study examines the phenomenon of spiritual bypass by considering how spirituality, mindfulness, alexithymia (emotional restrictiveness), and narcissism work together to influence depression and anxiety among college students. Results suggested that mindfulness and alexithymia accounted for variance in depression beyond what is accounted for by spirituality and that all 3 factors (mindfulness, alexithymia, and narcissism) accounted for variance in anxiety beyond what is accounted for by spirituality. Implications for counselors are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale