Keywords

Depression, Mental

Abstract

Twenty seven undergraduate psychology students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups and one no treatment control group to assess the effects of Coverant Control Therapy (CCT) under 2 different conditions on depression. The research was an analogue study. The first treatment group received CCT in a didactic format, while the second treatment group received CCT in an encounter group format. The control group assembled jigsaw puzzles. All subjects were administered the Multiple Affective Adjective Check List (MAACL) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory "D" scale for pre-, post-, and followup testing. Groups met for 4 sessions. Separate one-way analyses of variance were performed on pre-, post-, and followup scores on both measures. One significance was obtained in post-test MAACL scores. A Least Squares Difference post hoc analysis indicated that CCT in conjunction with a warm therapeutic relationship was more effective than either CCT delivered without the therapeutic relationship or a no treatment control group. It was concluded that CCT with the "relationship" condition is effective in elevating mood for a college population. Additional research was recommended to assess optimal length of treatment, and to improve generalization of results.

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Graduation Date

1978

Advisor

McGuire, John M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 122 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0008165

Subjects

Depression, Mental

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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