The Sociotropy–Autonomy Scale: Structure and Implications

  title={The Sociotropy–Autonomy Scale: Structure and Implications},
  author={P. Bieling and A. Beck and G. Brown},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
The Sociotropy Autonomy Scale (SAS), especially the Autonomy Scale, has demonstrated inconsistent results concerning its relationship to depression and psychopathology. We hypothesized that these inconsistent findings may be related to the factor structure of the SAS. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the SAS were conducted in two separate samples of psychiatric outpatients (n = 1033, n = 1034). The results revealed a two-factor solution for sociotropy: Preference for Affiliation… Expand

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