Self-Statements, Locus of Control, and Depression in Predicting Self-Esteem
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.
Philpot, V. D.,
Holliman, W. B.,
(1995). Self-Statements, Locus of Control, and Depression in Predicting Self-Esteem. Psychological Reports, 76(3), 1007-1010.
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