| Published: March 29, 2020
Metacognition, self-criticism as predictors of fear of happiness among college students
Background: Whether it is a transition from high school to university or the pressure to excel in the college degree, college is one of the stressful and overwhelming phases of a student life. A research study was formulated along the same lines. Aim: To investigate the predictive value of Metacognition and Self-criticism on Fear of Happiness among college students. Methods: The sample of 80 college students was employed, comprising of 40 male and 40 female students. The Fear of Happiness Scale (Joshanloo, 2013), Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MIA; Schraw & Dennison, 1994), The Forms of Self criticizing/ Attacking & Self- Reassuring Scale (FSCRS; Gilbert et al., 2004) tools were employed. Results: The results indicated a significant predictor value of Declarative Knowledge (Metacognition) and Evaluation (Metacognition) on Fear of Happiness.
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© 2020, D Garg & M Sharma
Received: January 12, 2020; Revision Received: March 10, 2020; Accepted: March 29, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020