Date of Award

1-1-2013

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Patrick Sherry

Keywords

Alcohol, Depression, Gender, Masculine-specific, Men, Women

Abstract

This study investigated the extent to which gender influences self-reported prototypical and masculine-specific symptoms of depression in men and women and whether or not alcohol mediates this relationship. Secondly, this study evaluated the effectiveness of the Denver Comprehensive Depression Inventory (DCDI), in measuring prototypical and masculine-specific depressive symptoms in clinical and non-clinical samples of men and women.

This paper summarizes the literature on gender differences in depression and the assessment of depression and gender, and outlines the current research on masculine-specific depression. It is argued that current assessment instruments identify prototypical symptoms of depression, as outlined in the DSM-IV-TR, but do not assess for masculine-specific symptoms of depression. Next, this paper outlines the methodology of the study, including participants, procedures, measures and data analyses, followed by the results and a discussion of the findings.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Elizabeth Anne Peters

File size

141 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Counseling psychology, Psychology, Gender studies

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