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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão

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LEMOS, Valdir Aquino; BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes  and  CARNEIRO, Adriana Munhoz. Family support, irrational beliefs and depressive symptomatology among undergraduation students. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp.20-29. ISSN 1414-9893.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932011000100003.

The present study aimed to verify the relations between the perception of family support, depressive symptoms and irrational beliefs. The sample included 377 volunteers of a university of São Paulo with mean age of 20,69 years (SD= 2,29) and with a prevalence of women (68,2%), that answered to the Inventário de Percepção de Suporte Familiar - IPSF, the Inventário de Depressão de Beck-BDI and the Escala de Crenças Irracionais - ECI. The results showed correlations between the IPSF with BDI and ECI, indicating that higher scores on the perception of family support implied less depressive symptoms and lower number of irrational beliefs of the subjects. Correlations between BDI and ECI were also found, indicating that highest scores on irrational beliefs indicated higher scores on depression symptoms, according to the literature.

Keywords : Family; Family relations; Depression; Irrational beliefs.

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