Self appraisal and behavioural activation in the prediction of hypomanic personality and depressive symptoms.

Jones, Steven H. and Day, Christine (2008) Self appraisal and behavioural activation in the prediction of hypomanic personality and depressive symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 45 (7). pp. 643-648. ISSN 0191-8869

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Abstract

Hypomanic personality is characterised by increased positive mood and energy but also more depression and greater risk of bipolar disorder. It is linked with positive self-appraisals for hypomania-relevant events and Behavioural Activation System (BAS) sensitivity such that hypomanic individuals tend preferentially towards goal-related activities. This study investigated relationships between positive and negative self-appraisal and BAS functioning and hypomanic personality and depressive symptoms. Participants (N = 231) completed measures of hypomanic personality, mood symptoms, dysfunctional attitudes, self-appraisal and behavioural activation/inhibition. Positive but not negative self-appraisal contributed to prediction of hypomanic personality as did higher BAS fun seeking and lower Behavioural Inhibition System (BIS) scores. Conversely, negative self-appraisal was positively predictive of current depressive mood, whilst BAS reward responsiveness was negatively predictive. There are specific relationships between positive and negative appraisal styles and hypomanic personality and depressive mood, respectively. The findings of complimentary contributions from appraisal style, BAS and BIS to prediction of hypomanic personality are relevant to developing a better understanding of risk factors for bipolar disorder.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Personality and Individual Differences
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/r1
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ID Code: 31857
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2010 16:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 00:46
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31857

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