Abstract

The current study explored the possible links between gender identity, personality, and the experience of depression in a male and female sample. 260 University of Central Florida (UCF) Psychology students completed assessments of depression, “Big Five” personality traits, and gender identity. Correlational analyses revealed significant, positive associations between “Big Five” neuroticism scores and depression scores. Additionally, significant, negative correlations were found between masculinity scores and depression, as well as between femininity scores and depression. Although these correlations were significant, their general effect was small. Overall, additional research must be completed to further examine and validate these findings.

Thesis Completion

2017

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

White, Grace

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Location

UCF Online

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Included in

Psychology Commons

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