Personality correlates of hopelessness in depressed inpatients 50 years of age and older.

  title={Personality correlates of hopelessness in depressed inpatients 50 years of age and older.},
  author={Paul R Duberstein and Kenneth Conner and Yeates Conwell and Christopher Cox},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={77 2},
In this study we examined the relationship between scores on the Beck Hopelessness Scale and the personality traits that constitute the Five-Factor Model in a sample of 77 depressed inpatients, 50 years of age and older. Multiple regression analyses showed that Hopelessness is related to low Extraversion domain scores, and to specific facets of both Extraversion (low positive emotions) and Neuroticism (low self-consciousness, high impulsiveness). Efforts to tie Hopelessness with the… CONTINUE READING

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