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Interpersonal problems, personality pathology, and social adjustment after cognitive therapy for depression.
Psychological Assessment (2003)
  • Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa
Abstract

The authors examined the level and structure- of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems--Circumplex version (IIP-C; L. M. Horowitz. L. E. Alden, J. S. Wiggins, & A. L. Pincus, 2000) before and after 20 sessions of acute-phase cognitive therapy for depression (N=118), as well as associations with the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (L. A. Clark, 1993b) and the Social Adjustment Scale--Self-Report version (M. M. Weissman & S. Bothwell, 1976). Interpersonal problems had a 3-factor structure (Interpersonal Distress, Love, and Dominance), with the latter 2 factors approximating a circumplex, both before and after therapy. Interpersonal Distress decreased and social adjustment increased with therapy, but the Love and Dominance dimensions were relatively stable, similar to personality constructs. Social adjustment related negatively to Interpersonal Distress but not to Love or Dominance. Personality pathology related broadly to Interpersonal Distress and discriminantly to Love and Dominance. These findings support the reliability and validity of the IIP-C and are discussed in the context of personality theory and measurement. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)

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Publication Date
March, 2003
Citation Information
Lee Anna Clark. "Interpersonal problems, personality pathology, and social adjustment after cognitive therapy for depression." Psychological Assessment Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lee_anna_clark/52/