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Struktura kognitivnih sadržaja anksioznih i depresivnih pacijenata
Cognitive content structure of anxious and depressive patients

Author(s): Zdenka Novović, Vesna Gavrilov Jerković, Mikloš Biro, Snežana Tovilović
Subject(s): Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: Cognitive Cheek List; Negative cognitive triad; Cognitive content specificity hypothesis;

Summary/Abstract: There were three aims of the study: to determine psychometric properties oh Serbian translation of Beck's Cognition Check List, to analyze factor structure of both subscales of Cheek List and to check the relationship among determined dimensions of me subscales. Patients with depressive, anxiety and mixed diagnoses participated . Results suggest that subscale of depressive cognitions is of satisfactory reliability and both concurrent and divergent validity. Subscale of anxious cognitions has satisfactory internal consistency, but is weakly correlated with anxiety symptoms and is not discriminatively valid. Principal components analysis of depressive cognitions subscale yielded three factors that corresponded to the elements o: Beck s "Negative Cognitive Triad”. Analysis of anxious subscale did not provided dimensions hypothesized by Beck, hut three dimensions, winch correspond to three groups of anxious symptoms, where identified. Results indicate possibility of applying Beck's Content Specificity Hypothesis on separation of specific anxiety or phobic disorders.

  • Issue Year: 38/2005
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 327-343
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian