Depression as a predictor of perceived social support and demand: a componential approach using a prospective sample of older adults.

@article{Maher2006DepressionAA,
  title={Depression as a predictor of perceived social support and demand: a componential approach using a prospective sample of older adults.},
  author={Michael J. S. Maher and P. A. Dorado Mora and Howard Leventhal},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          450-8
        }
}
This study examined the relationship of the cognitive, mood, and somatic components of depression on perceptions of social support and social demand among older adults (n = 851) over two years. Factor-analyses confirmed the factor structure of our multicomponential model of depression. Results supported our proposal that interpersonal specificity, as measured by depressive cognition about self and others, is important to predicting changes in perceived support and demand over time. Each… CONTINUE READING
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