Date of Award
Patrick Sherry, Ph.D.
Alcohol, Depression, Gender, Masculine-specific, Men, Women
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.
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Peters, Elizabeth Anne, "The Influence of Gender and Alcohol Use on Depressive Symptoms Among Men and Women" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 510.
Received from ProQuest
Elizabeth Anne Peters
Counseling psychology, Psychology, Gender studies