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.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Arnold, Dana L., "To Gender Identity and Beyond: Does Femininity Lead to A Higher Risk Of Depression?" (2017). Honors in the Major Theses. 166.