Differential roles of depressive and anxious symptoms and gender in defensiveness

Joiner, TE
Schmidt, NB
Lerew, DR
Cook, JH
Gençöz, Tülin
Gençöz, Faruk
Among a sample of Air Force cadets facing the prospect of basic training (N = 1,190; 1,005 men and 185 women), the influence of a defensive test-taking style on measures of depressive and anxious symptoms was examined. Participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory (Beck & Steer, 1987) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (Beck, Epstein, Brown, & Steer, 1988), as well as the MMPI (Hathaway & McKinley, 1943) L scale. Results supported hypotheses that defensiveness would affect a self-report measure of depression but not a self-report measure of anxiety and would do so more among men than women. Applied implications of the results are discussed.


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Citation Formats
T. Joiner, N. Schmidt, D. Lerew, J. Cook, T. Gençöz, and F. Gençöz, “Differential roles of depressive and anxious symptoms and gender in defensiveness,” JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT, pp. 200–211, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/40469.