Other-centeredness and depression were examined to see if a relationship existed between the two. One scale measuring other-centeredness and another measuring depression were given to a sample of married Mormon women who did not work outside the home. Other-centeredness and depression were significantly negatively correlated. The women scoring in the top one-third of the range of other-centeredness scores suffered no depression on the depression scale. The factor most predictive for depression was the relationship the women had with her husband, and other-centeredness was found to overlap with this variable to some extent. The factors of health, income, and education were also better predictors of depression than other-centeredness. When they are held constant the relationship between other-centeredness and depression increases substantially.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nielson, Janice G., "Other-Centeredness and Depression in a Sample of Mormon Women" (1994). All Theses and Dissertations. 4984.
Mormon women, Depression, Mental