Skip to main content

THE ROLE OF DEPRESSION AND SEX DIFFERENCES IN ATTRIBUTIONS RELATED TO PROBLEMATIC SOCIAL SITUATIONS

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The present study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that a group of depressed subjects would tend to make more internal and stable attributions of causality in potentially problematic social situations than would a group of nondepressed subjects. A group of 215 undergraduate psychology students were divided into depressed (n=30) and nondepressed (n=185) groups on the basis of results on the Beck Depression Inventory. Each subject was presented a series of 12 brief vignettes depicting potentially problematic social situations. After reading each vignette, subjects rated then? as to internal/external causality and along a stable/unstable dimension. Although the results provide support for the hypothesis, the need to replicate the findings with non-student populations was emphasized prior to generalizing the results to more general depressive populations.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1982.10.1.73

Publication date: 1982-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more