ERIC Number: ED214052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Phenomenological Patterns of Depressive Moods.
Golding-Mather, Jacqueline M.; Singer, Jerome L.
Theoretical perspectives on depression have suggested that three general orientations (self-critical, dependency, and inefficacy) characterize moods and that a depressed person's cognitive structure is different. College students (N=73) completed questionnaires to explore phenomenological correlates of normal mood states which might have continuity with clinical depression. Results revealed three distinct phenomenological patterns associated with depressive moods. In addition, biological sex had a nonsignificant effect on the three depressive experiences. The findings suggest that although women are more likely than men to become depressed, this difference may be due to factors such as difficulty in concentrating or a greater influence from psychological sex roles. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Moods; Phenomenology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).