Interrelations among negative core beliefs, attachment anxiety and low self-directedness, putative central constructs of depression vulnerabilities in cognitive, attachment and psychobiological personality theories

Psychiatry Res. 2018 Oct:268:34-36. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.06.065. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Abstract

The present study examined the interrelations among negative core beliefs, attachment anxiety and low self-directedness, to test if the central constructs of depression vulnerabilities in cognitive, attachment and psychobiological personality theories are integrated into negative self-image. The subjects were 410 healthy Japanese medical students and staff. Negative core beliefs, attachment anxiety and self-directedness were evaluated by the Brief Core Schema Scales, Experiences in Close Relationships and Temperament and Character Inventory, respectively. There were strong interrelations among the three factors. The present study suggests that the central constructs of depression vulnerabilities in the three theories are integrated into negative self-image.

Keywords: Attachment anxiety; Low self-directedness; Negative core belief.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anxiety, Separation / diagnosis
  • Anxiety, Separation / epidemiology
  • Anxiety, Separation / psychology*
  • Cognition* / physiology
  • Culture*
  • Depression / diagnosis
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Depression / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality / physiology
  • Personality Inventory
  • Pessimism / psychology*
  • Self Concept*
  • Young Adult