Vulnerability to Depressive Mood Reactions - Retesting the Hopelessness Model of Depression

Houston, D.M. (1995) Vulnerability to Depressive Mood Reactions - Retesting the Hopelessness Model of Depression. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34 (3). pp. 293-302. ISSN 0144-6665. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A replication of Metalsky, Halberstadt & Abramson's (1987) test of the revised hopelessness model of depression was conducted. Depressive mood response to examination outcome was assessed in undergraduate students across two periods of examination. In phase 1, consistent with Metalsky et al. (1987), examination outcome was the sole predictor of depressive mood response on receipt of exam results. There was no evidence for a delayed mood response five days later In phase 2, the interaction between attributional style and exam outcome was predictive of depressive mood response on receipt of exam results. Taken together, the results provide support for the diathesis-stress and specific vulnerability components of the model with respect to immediate mood response. No support was found for the causal mediation component. Differences between recently published studies are reported and implications for the model discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 11:45
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 10:00
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19606 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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