(1青少年网络心理与行为教育部重点实验室, 华中师范大学心理学院, 湖北省人的发展与心理健康重 点实验室, 武汉 430079) (2福州大学人文社会科学学院, 福州 350108) (3 Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin 53704, USA)
A meta-analysis on Co-Rumination
LAI Lizu1; REN Zhihong1,2,3; TAO Rong1
(1 Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior (CCNU), Ministry of Education; School of Psychology, Central China Normal University; Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Wuhan 430079,China) (2 School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, China) (3 Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin 53704, USA)
Abstract： Co-rumination refers to excessively discussing personal problems within a dyadic relationship. The meta-analysis examined how co-rumination was correlated with gender, mental health, and relationship quality. Our results revealed (1) Female co-ruminate more than male (g = 0.57, p < 0.001), which appeared most significantly in adolescents, especially for friends; (2) co-rumination was significantly correlated with mental health (r = 0.15, p < 0.001); and this effect is still significantafter controlling the rumination (partial correlation r = 0.08, p < 0.001); (3) age, study design, and co-ruminator didn’t moderate the aggregated correlation; (4) The aggregated correlation between co-rumination and relationship quality was also significant (r = 0.42, p < 0.001). Future research should further examine the causal relationship between co-rumination and mental health.