Title
Implicit and explicit self-esteem in currently depressed individuals with and without suicidal ideation Implicit and explicit self-esteem in currently depressed individuals with and without suicidal ideation
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Psychology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry. - Oxford
Volume/pages
38(2007) :1 , p. 75-85
ISSN
0005-7916
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
In the present study, we have further explored implicit self-esteem in currently depressed individuals. Since suicidal ideation is associated with lower self-esteem in depressed individuals, we measured both implicit and explicit self-esteem in a population of currently depressed (CD) individuals, with and without suicidal ideation (SI), and in a group of non-depressed controls (ND). The results indicate that only CD individuals with SI show a discrepancy between their implicit and explicit self-esteem: that is, they exhibit high implicit and low explicit self-esteem. CD individuals without SI exhibit both low implicit and low explicit self-esteem; and ND controls exhibit both normal implicit and normal explicit self-esteem. These results provide new insights in the study of implicit self-esteem and the combination of implicit and explicit self-esteem in depression.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/8ed4b6/52e13b564bd.pdf