The specificity of sociotropy-autonomy personality dimensions to depression vs. anxiety.

@article{Alford1995TheSO,
  title={The specificity of sociotropy-autonomy personality dimensions to depression vs. anxiety.},
  author={Brad A. Alford and D M Gerrity},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={190-5}
}
Previous cognitive vulnerability studies have identified sociotropy/dependency as a personality characteristic related to depression. We evaluated sociotropy in differential prediction of depression vs. anxiety. Participants (70 females, 42 males) were tested on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) at two points in time (T1 and T2), separated by an interval of 4 weeks. The Sociotropy-Autonomy Scale (SAS) was administered at T1. Sociotropy was related… CONTINUE READING

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