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Attributional style and depression: A prospective study of adolescent females

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dc.contributor.author Dewhirst, Pendle
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-12T16:21:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-12T16:21:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/1369
dc.description.abstract Negative life events (NLEs), attributional style (AS), and depression were prospectively examined with adolescent girls, with youth assessments every 6 months (grades 9 -11) and parent reports of childhood NLEs at baseline. Growth curve modeling revealed that both AS and NLEs predicted depression at baseline. With AS controlled, those with high NLEs showed a decline in depression over time, such that childhood NLEs were not linked with depression thereafter. However, with NLEs controlled, those with a depressogenic AS at baseline showed more depressive symptoms at all points throughout follow-up. At the sixth assessment, girls also completed a NLEs questionnaire for high school years. Depression was related to both baseline and 30-month AS, and high school, but not childhood, NLEs. Thus, NLEs and AS were important predictors of depression. However, the link between NLEs and depression appears to be temporal and dissipates over time, whereas AS has a consistent impact over time. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mount Saint Vincent University en_US
dc.subject Attributional style
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Adolescent Females
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.thesis.degree Master of Arts (School Psychology)
dc.contributor.advisor Veitch-Wolfe, Victoria
dc.title Attributional style and depression: A prospective study of adolescent females en_US
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