Depressive experiences questionnaire: an empirical exploration of the underlying theory.

  title={Depressive experiences questionnaire: an empirical exploration of the underlying theory.},
  author={Donald J. Viglione and G J Lovette and Robert Gottlieb and Richard Friedberg},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={65 1},
This article addresses the theoretical conceptualization of depressive typology proposed by Blatt (1974) by analyzing selected items on the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ) in a 21-item modified version. Items were selected by judges and by factor loading criteria to be most theoretically characteristic of the dimensions they are meant to represent: anaclitic and introjective depression. Two independent samples, a female inpatient sample and a female college sample, were used… CONTINUE READING
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