TitleA prospective examination of Beck’s cognitive theory of depression in university students in mainland China
NameStolow, Darren (author), Karlin, Robert (chair), Woolfolk, Robert (co-chair), Benjamin, Hankin (co-chair), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
College students—Mental health--China,
Beck, Aaron T. Cognitive therapy of depression
DescriptionThe current multi-wave longitudinal study examined the applicability of Beck’s (1967, 1983) cognitive theory of depression to university students in mainland China. During an initial assessment, participants completed measures assessing dysfunctional attitudes and depressive/anxious symptoms. Participants subsequently completed measures assessing negative events and depressive/anxious symptoms once a month for six months. Results provided support for the applicability of Beck’s cognitive theory to university students in mainland China. More specifically, higher levels of dysfunctional attitudes were associated with greater increases in depressive symptoms following the occurrence of negative events. At the same time, contrary to findings obtained in Western samples, higher levels of dysfunctional attitudes were also associated with greater increases in anxious symptoms following the occurrence of negative events. These findings may suggest that dysfunctional attitudes exhibit non-specificity as a predictor of depressive symptoms in mainland China.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Darren Stolow
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.