Skip to main content


Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

01-06-2008 | Original Article | Uitgave 3/2008

Cognitive Therapy and Research 3/2008

Construction of Self and Others in Unipolar Depressive Disorders: A Study Using Repertory Grid Technique

Cognitive Therapy and Research > Uitgave 3/2008
Guillem Feixas, María Isabel Erazo-Caicedo, Stephanie Lewis Harter, Lorenzo Bach


This study used Kelly’s (1955/1991) Role Construct Repertory Grid (RepGrid) technique to assess cognitive features underlying depressive states. RepGrids from patients with depressive disorders (n = 105, including Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Adjustment Disorder with depressed or mixed symptoms) were compared with a non-clinical group (n = 305). The RepGrids of participants were analyzed using the computer program GRIDCOR (Feixas & Cornejo, 2002). Consistent with hypotheses, those with depressive disorders perceived themselves and others more negatively, perceived themselves as different from others, and generated fewer constructs to describe self and others in comparison to the non-clinical group. There were no differences in use of extreme ratings or in unidimensional construing (percent variance accounted for by the first factor in correspondence analysis) on the RepGrid. RepGrid techniques offer the potential to better understand the processes of construction of the self and others in persons with depressive disorders. Specific RepGrid profiles associated with depression–negativity, resentment, and isolation–may be helpful in further individuating treatment for depression.

Log in om toegang te krijgen

Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:

BSL Psychologie Totaal

Met BSL Psychologie Totaal blijft u als professional steeds op de hoogte van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen binnen uw vak. Met het online abonnement heeft u toegang tot een groot aantal boeken, protocollen, vaktijdschriften en e-learnings op het gebied van psychologie en psychiatrie. Zo kunt u op uw gemak en wanneer het u het beste uitkomt verdiepen in uw vakgebied.

Over dit artikel

Andere artikelen Uitgave 3/2008

Cognitive Therapy and Research 3/2008 Naar de uitgave