Date of Award

1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Counseling

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Rebecca Panagos

Third Advisor

Cecelia Weeks

Abstract

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.

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Copyright 1997, Brian E. Elledge

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