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Avaliação Psicológica

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CAMPOS, Rui C. Depression, depressive traits and parental representations: an empirical study . Aval. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 371-382. ISSN 1677-0471.

In this work we have studied the relationship between depression and parental representations, following the psychodynamic perspective, verifying if depressive traits can be a mediation variable between negative parental representations, which are the result of disruptive interactions with significant objects, and the depressive symptomatic state. Three hundred and ninety college students, from several Portuguese university institutions have responded to an inventory that assesses depressive traits, to a Semantic Differential and to the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II). One hundred and forty two (36,4) were male, and 248 (63,6) were female. Participants have responded to the questionnaires in groups ranging from 15 to 50 elements Results obtained with Path Analysis support the hypothesis that depressive traits, the depressive dimension of personality, is a mediation variable between the negative parental representations and the depressive symptomatic state, as stressed by the psychodynamic perspective of development and psychopathology

Keywords : Parental representations; Depression; Depressive traits; Depressive state.

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