Perception of spouse in relation to perception of self by semantic differentials in depressed patients and their spouses.
1994 (English)In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-690X, E-ISSN 1600-0447, Vol. 90, no 2, 114-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several studies have shown correlations between personality types and affective disorders. To investigate the influence on personality assessment of the reporting individual's own schemata according to the cognitive theory of depression, we used an instrument of 29 items of semantic differentials. We obtained responses from 45 patients (18 men, 27 women) upon their recovery and from their spouses. Each of these 90 individuals indicated self-perception on one copy and his or her perception of spouse on another. Factor analysis yielded four factors. Self-perception and perception by spouse were significantly positively correlated for all these factors for the patients and their spouses, indicating lack of schemata influence. Anxiety scores were higher for patients and for women. There was negative correlation for extroversion within couples. Male (but not female) patients showed a negative correlation with their spouses for anxiety.
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1994. Vol. 90, no 2, 114-9 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36402PubMedID: 7976456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36402DiVA: diva2:354054