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ERIC Number: EJ804035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Self-Statement Modification Techniques for Distressed College Students with Low Self-Esteem and Depressive Symptoms
Clore, Jean; Gaynor, Scott
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v2 n3 p314-331 2006
Thirty students (73% female, M = 21 years) reporting significant distress, low self-esteem, and depressive symptoms were randomly assigned to three sessions of either: (a) restructuring of negative self-thoughts (via training and daily practice using the Thought Record) or (b) enhancement of positive self-statements (via fluency training and daily flashcard rehearsal). Both methods were associated with clinically significant improvement that persisted at follow-up. Using existing studies as benchmarks, this improvement met or exceeded that of related treatment conditions and clearly exceeded that of control conditions. Results suggest both disputation of negative and enhancement of positive self-thoughts can be beneficial. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory; Brief Symptom Inventory; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale