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The Relationship of Depression with Attributional Styles in the Context of War in Afghan Youth


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1 Student (M.A., Clinical Psychology), Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India
     

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People's reaction to situations or event is affected by perceptions and their cognitive evaluation of those situations. The purpose of this research is to obtain the relationship of depression with attribution styles in the context of the war on Afghan youth. This research is descriptive and correlation study. 250 youth (male & female) in (high school, bachelor's, Master's, & Ph.D. degrees). from age (18-30) years old, who live in Afghanistan during the war and they completed Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ). The correlation analysis finding shows that there was a negative correlation between depression and attribution effort failure, attribution mood failure, attribution ability success, and attribution effort success. Further, the result shows that depression has a significant positive correlation with attribution ability failure and attribution mood success.

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Afghanistan, War, Depression, Attribution Style, Youth
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Authors

Nabila Khuram
Student (M.A., Clinical Psychology), Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India
Ravneet Kaur
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India

Abstract


People's reaction to situations or event is affected by perceptions and their cognitive evaluation of those situations. The purpose of this research is to obtain the relationship of depression with attribution styles in the context of the war on Afghan youth. This research is descriptive and correlation study. 250 youth (male & female) in (high school, bachelor's, Master's, & Ph.D. degrees). from age (18-30) years old, who live in Afghanistan during the war and they completed Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ). The correlation analysis finding shows that there was a negative correlation between depression and attribution effort failure, attribution mood failure, attribution ability success, and attribution effort success. Further, the result shows that depression has a significant positive correlation with attribution ability failure and attribution mood success.

Keywords


Afghanistan, War, Depression, Attribution Style, Youth

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