Relationships between interpersonal depressogenic schemata, generation of subjective interpersonal stress, and depressive symptoms

Yuji Kuroda
2011 Shrinigaku kenkyu  
A. T. Beck's cognitive model of depression posits that depressogenic schemata contribute to developing depression after stressful events occur. However, depressogenic schemata are considered to enhance the perception per se of the occurrence of stressful events. In particular, depressogenic schemata are considered to make objectively nonnegative (neutral) events stressful (i.e., generate subjective stress) through arbitrary inference, thereby contributing to developing depression. The purpose
more » ... sion. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that interpersonal depressogenic schemata generate subjective interpersonal stress, thereby contributing to developing depressive symptoms. This study employed a cross-sectional design with college students (N = 199; 152 females). The results of path analyses supported the hypothesis. Implications for A. T. Beck's model and C. Hammen's stress generation model were discussed.
doi:10.4992/jjpsy.82.257 pmid:21919303 fatcat:66d6yxva2zcmhn7ytrhvqp2f7y