Document Type : Research Paper
The present study aimed to determine the role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies and neuroticism and extroversion in panic symptoms. This study was conducted with a correlation method. Therefore, using multi-stage cluster method, 400 students were selected from University of Tabriz. They completed cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire, NEO-FFI personality inventory, and Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI). Data were analyzed by path analysis. Results showed that refocus on planning and perspective taking could negatively predict variances of panic symptoms through extroversion. In addition, self-blame, rumination, and catastrophizing could positively predict alterations of panic symptoms by mediating neuroticism. Furthermore, acceptance, positive reappraisal, positive refocusing, refocus on planning, and perspective taking could negatively predict alterations of panic symptoms by mediating neuroticism. These findings have applied implications, which have been comprehensively discussed.