Developing a model of links between general and workplace belongingness and depressive symptoms

Cockshaw, Wendell David (2014) Developing a model of links between general and workplace belongingness and depressive symptoms. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Given the high prevalence of depression in the community there is urgent need to understand the interpersonal predictors of this disorder. Data from large community samples indicates that a diminished sense of belonging appears to be the most salient and immediate antecedent of a rapid depressive response. Belongingness in the workplace is also very important and associated with depressive symptoms over and above associations attributable to general or community belongingness. Finally it appears that the personality factor of interpersonal sensitivity moderates the relationship between belongingness and depressive symptoms. Results have extensive future implications for the prevention and treatment of depression.

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ID Code: 66237
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Shochet, Ian & Obst, Patricia
Keywords: Workplace Belongingness, General Belongingness, Depression Aetiology, Depressive Symptoms, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Social-Cognitive Interpersonal Process Model, Social Risk Hypothesis, Psychological Sense of Organisational Membership
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2014 05:23
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:51

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