Publication
Title
Implicit and explicit self-esteem in currently depressed individuals with and without suicidal ideation
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2007
ISSN
0005-7916
Volume/pages
38:1(2007), p. 75-85
ISI
000243809000007
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 08.12.2011
Last edited 10.04.2017