Self-talk in upper primary school children : its relationship with irrational beliefs, self-esteem and depression

Burnett, Paul C. (1994) Self-talk in upper primary school children : its relationship with irrational beliefs, self-esteem and depression. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy, 12(3), pp. 181-188.

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Self-talk, irrational beliefs, self-esteem and depression were measured in a sample of 105 elementary school children in Grades 4 to 7. Sex and grade differences in positive self-talk were found. The pattern of correlation coefficients for positive self-talk supported the substantive position that positive self-talk is positively related to self-esteem and negatively related to irrational beliefs and depression in a non-clinical sample of children. However, the same support was not forthcoming for the reverse relationships for negative self-talk. Therapeutic implications are outlined as are suggestions for future research in the area of children's self-talk.

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ID Code: 27905
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Self-talk, Irrational beliefs, Self-esteem, Children, Depression
DOI: 10.1007/BF02354595
ISSN: 0894-9085
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2009 01:06
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2009 03:36

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