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dc.contributor.authorByrd, Devin A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:31:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:31:00Z
dc.date.issued1996-12-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03042009-041309en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41430
dc.description.abstractThe relationship of attributional style to anxiety and depression in children and adolescents has received little attention in comparison to studies conducted with adult populations. However, preliminary studies suggest that children and adolescents evidence similar attributional style patterns to those expressed by adults. This study further examines the relationship of anxiety and depression to attributional style to determine the utility and applicability of the adult model to children and adolescents. In addition, this study examines the accuracy of obtaining attributional style ratings using hypothetical events (i.e., questionnaire method) versus real-life events. Further, this study was designed to study the relationship of emotional measures of anxiety and depression (Le., Children's Depression Inventory and Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale) versus cognitive measures of anxiety and depression (Negative Affect Self-Statement Questionnaire). It was hypothesized that real life events (as measured by the Specific Life Events Schedule; SLES) would prove to be a concurrently valid measure of attributional style in relation to hypothetical events presented through a questionnaire method (as measured by the Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire; CASQ). As well, it was predicted that real life events of the SLES would prove to be a more accurate measure of attributional style than hypothetical life events of the CASQ, in relation to achieved depression scores. Furthermore, it was predicted that certain indices of attributional style and negative self-statements would prove to be significant predictors of depression (as measured by the CDI) and anxiety scores (as measured by the RCMAS).en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.B973.pdfen_US
dc.subjectpositive affectivityen_US
dc.subjectlearned helplessnessen_US
dc.subjectcognitive schemasen_US
dc.subjectnegative affectivityen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.B973en_US
dc.titleAnxiety and depression in children and adolescents :an examination of cognition and attributional styleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairOllendick, Thomas H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFinney, Jack W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03042009-041309/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-03-04en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-03-04
dc.date.adate2009-03-04en_US


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