A longitudinal idiographic investigation of the relationship of self-schema to depressive and anxious symptoms

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Title: A longitudinal idiographic investigation of the relationship of self-schema to depressive and anxious symptoms
Author: LaBrie, David Walter
Abstract: Nomothetic approaches have identified the variables and the relationships of variables for diatheses -stressor models of anxiety and depression . The strength of findings is somewhat unclear , and meaning has potentially been clouded by methodological problems (Coyne & Whiffen , 1995 ; L . A . Clark , Watson & Mineka , 1994 ) . At the individual level , detailed understanding of the interactions of processes resulting in depressive or anxious symptoms remains relatively unexamined . The present study employed a series of single -subject designs to clarify the relationship between schema activation , negative cognitions , and behaviors and symptoms , while accounting for the effects of coping . Results suggest facets of the tripartite model (L . A . Clark and Watson , 1991 ) may be repHcated at the level of the individual . Idiographic symptom items were often associated with tripartite model factors ; however , these items also loaded on unique factors in addition to the factors of the tripartite model . P -technique factor analysis of coping strategies suggested similarity across individuals' patterns of coping . In all participants , limhed concurrent and /or lagged relationships between symptoms and coping strategies and schema activation were detected . Additionally , associations of symptom severity at various lags with symptom severity at lag zero were detected in three participants .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16046
Date: 1999-12

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A longitudinal idiographic investigation of the relationship of self-schema to depressive and anxious symptoms. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16046 .

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