Cognitive distortion, depression and self-esteem among adolescents rape victims

Salhah Abdullah, Amla Salleh, Zuria Mahmud, Jamil Ahmad, Saedah Abdul Ghani

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Abstract

The study investigated the relationship among cognitive distortion, depression and self- Cognitive Distortion Scale (CDS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). Pearson's correlation indicated a positive correlation between cognitive distortion and depression and negative correlations of cognitive distortion and depression with self-esteem. The results suggested that all self-criticism, self-blame and hopelessness predict helplessness. The result also suggested that helplessness and self-criticism predict depression. Depression and helplessness were found to predict self-esteem. The paper concludes rape victim are likely to experience a certain degree of cognitive distortion, implying that rape victims need support to recover. Further studies should include coping strategies and intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume14
Issue numberSPL ISS 4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Cognitive distortion
  • Depression
  • Helplessness
  • Rape victim
  • Self-esteem

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Cognitive distortion, depression and self-esteem among adolescents rape victims. / Abdullah, Salhah; Salleh, Amla; Mahmud, Zuria; Ahmad, Jamil; Ghani, Saedah Abdul.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4, 2011, p. 67-73.

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Abdullah, Salhah ; Salleh, Amla ; Mahmud, Zuria ; Ahmad, Jamil ; Ghani, Saedah Abdul. / Cognitive distortion, depression and self-esteem among adolescents rape victims. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4. pp. 67-73.
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