Journal article

Dispositional connectedness and depressive symptoms among help-seeking outpatients: the mediating role of self-concealment

D Kealy, SM Rice

The European Journal of Psychiatry | EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | Published : 2020


Individual differences associated with depression are important for informing clinical practices. Relatively little is known about whether dispositional connectedness––the tendency to value relationships and consider others’ needs––is linked with depressive symptoms. Thus, the present study examined the association between dispositional connectedness and depressive symptoms, including whether self-concealment would mediate this relationship, among 116 mental health outpatients. Bootstrap 99% confidence intervals indicated a significant indirect effect of dispositional connectedness on depressive symptoms, through self-concealment as a mediator. The findings suggest that concerns about mainta..

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Awarded by Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Funding Acknowledgements

Preparation of this manuscript was supported by a Scholar Award, #18317, awarded to the first author by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.