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ERIC Number: EJ478995
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9762
CAVEing the MMPI for an Optimism-Pessimism Scale: Seligman's Attributional Model and the Assessment of Explanatory Style.
Colligan, Robert C.; And Others
Journal of Clinical Psychology, v50 n1 p71-95 Jan 1994
Developed bipolar Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Optimism-Pessimism (PSM) scale based on results on Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanation applied to MMPI. Reliability and validity indices show that PSM scale is highly accurate and consistent with Seligman's theory that pessimistic explanatory style predicts increased frequency of depression, poorer physical health, and lower levels of achievement. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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