Date of Award
Master of Arts
The relationship between optimism, pessimism, and depression was investigated. Graduate counseling students ( N=44 ) currently enrolled in school were recruited by a sample of convenience to participate in the study. The subjects were administered three questionnaires measuring optimism, pessimism, and depression, as well as a data sheet to help describe the sample. Correlational analyses only showed significant relationships between gender and optimism, and between race and depression. No significant relationships were found between optimism and depression, or pessimism and depression. The implications for these findings are discussed.
Elledge, Brian E., "A Studyof the Relationship Between Optimism, Pessimism, and Depression" (1997). Theses. 101.