Title

Self-Statements, Locus of Control, and Depression in Predicting Self-Esteem

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1995

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The contributions of frequency of positive and negative self-statements and their ratio, locus of control, and depression in prediction of self-esteem were examined. Volunteers were 145 college students (100 women and 45 men) who were administered the Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory-Adult Form, Automatic Thought Questionnaire-Revised, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale. Intercorrelations suggested significant relationships among variables. The magnitude of the relationship was strongest between the frequency of negative self-statements and self-esteem. These results are consistent with and lend further support to prior studies of Kendall, et al. and Schwartz and Michaelson.

Publication Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

76

Issue

3

First Page

1007

Last Page

1010