A test of interpersonal theory of depression in youth psychiatric inpatients.
Sociotropy, Autonomy, and the Interpersonal Model of Depression: An Integration | SpringerLink
Cognitive Therapy and Research. The interpersonal model of depression developed by Coyne proposes that depression leads to a number of negative interpersonal consequences. We hypothesized that underlying personality traits, particularly autonomy, moderate this relationship. Sociotropy was associated with a higher level of interpersonal relatedness during the task, whereas autonomy and depression were associated with orientation toward oneself. Depression and autonomy, particularly in combination, were related to fewer positive social behaviors and to partner rejection. Moreover, social behavior mediated the relationship among depression, autonomy, and rejection.
Participating were pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 17 years. Results from structural equation modeling analysis revealed that teens who were driven by gratifications of self-promotion and creativity were more likely to suffer from excessive reassurance-seeking. Excessive reassurance-seeking also predicted the number of hours they spent on Instagram. In addition, those who experienced interpersonal rejection were more likely to use Instagram to escape from reality. Abela, J.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Coyne's b interpersonal theory of depression postulated that the combination of depressive symptoms and excessive reassurance-seeking leads to interpersonal problems e. The present study is one of the first to test this model among youth, particularly a clinical sample of youth.