The effects of shyness and social support on collectivism and depression

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dc.contributor.advisor White, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Hodge, Tatiana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-23T19:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-24T06:30:20Z
dc.date.created 2011-12-17
dc.date.issued 2011-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195166
dc.description.abstract Knowing some of the cultural tenets that may be related to depression can help inform counseling. Culture will be measured using collectivism, which is defined as being more orientated to others, rather than to oneself. It was hypothesized that shyness and social support would be related to both collectivism and depression. Shyness would be associated with an increase in collectivism and depression, while social support would be associated with an increase in collectivism and a decrease in depression. Social support however, would be more strongly related to depression than shyness. It was found that more social support was indeed significantly related to lower depression, and higher levels of collectivism. Shyness was significantly related to higher levels of depression but it was also related to a lower collectivistic level, though not significantly. An interaction was found between shyness and social support on the outcome of depression, which means that the higher the social support, the less impact shyness has on depression. Further studies should focus on research that more clearly defines a relationship between depression and collectivism using shyness and social support as predictors.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Bashfulness
dc.subject.lcsh Social networks
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental
dc.title The effects of shyness and social support on collectivism and depression en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.date.liftdate 2012-01-24
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1661174


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