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Psychol Rep. 1995 Jun;76(3 Pt 2):1167-70.

Self-defeating personality and depression: a closer look.

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Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 62901-6502, USA.

Abstract

55 men and 55 women were given Schill's Self-defeating Personality Scale, a measure of Beck's cognitive triad, and a measure of the personality dimensions of sociotropy and autonomy. The more characteristics of self-defeating personality endorsed, the more negative were subjects' cognitions about themselves, the world, and the future. Self-defeating men and women scored higher on sociotropy (social dependence), suggesting threats to relationships may be an important source of depression for them. Self-defeating women also scored higher on the autonomy subscales, suggesting threats to their independence may be a source of depression as well. Implications for treatment were discussed.

PMID:
7480482
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1995.76.3c.1167
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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