Cognitive Study

| Published: March 29, 2020

Metacognition, self-criticism as predictors of fear of happiness among college students

Divyanshi Garg

Research Scholar, IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Monica Sharma

Clinical psychologist cum Assistant Professor, IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.062/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.062


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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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020