A cognitive-perceptual model of symptom perception in males and females:the roles of negative affect, selective attention, health anxiety and psychological job demands

Goodwin, L and Fairclough, SH and Poole, HM (2013) A cognitive-perceptual model of symptom perception in males and females:the roles of negative affect, selective attention, health anxiety and psychological job demands. Journal of Health Psychology, 18 (6). pp. 848-857. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Kolk et al.’s model of symptom perception underlines the effects of trait negative affect, selective attention and external stressors. The current study tested this model in 263 males and 498 females from an occupational sample. Trait negative affect was associated with symptom reporting in females only, and selective attention and psychological job demands were associated with symptom reporting in both genders. Health anxiety was associated with symptom reporting in males only. Future studies might consider the inclusion of selective attention, which was more strongly associated with symptom reporting than negative affect. Psychological job demands appear to influence symptom reporting in both males and females.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Health Psychology
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21 Apr 2022 12:30
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