Vulnerability to depressive symptomatology: a prospective test of the diathesis-stress and causal mediation components of the hopelessness theory of depression.

@article{Metalsky1992VulnerabilityTD,
  title={Vulnerability to depressive symptomatology: a prospective test of the diathesis-stress and causal mediation components of the hopelessness theory of depression.},
  author={Gerald I. Metalsky and Thomas E Joiner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={667-75}
}
The diathesis-stress and causal mediation components of the hopelessness theory of depression (Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989) were tested using a prospective methodology. Measures of the 3 vulnerability factors posited by the theory (cognitive diatheses about cause, consequences, and self) were completed by 152 Ss at Time (T) 1. Ss completed measures of… CONTINUE READING