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specialty journal of psychology and management
Volume 5, 2019, Issue 1
The Study of Depression as the Antecedent of Guilt feeling, and Anxiety as its ‎Consequence in Divorced Women
Hossein Zare, Nila Elmimanesh, Setareh Torabie‎ ‎
Pages: 50-55


This study aims to examine depression as the antecedent of guilt feeling, and anxiety ‎as its consequence in 30-40-year-old divorced women in Isfahan. The statistical ‎population of this quasi-experimental study included the women who had gotten ‎divorced in 2015 in Isfahan. The sample of study involved 30 divorced women who ‎were selected through random sampling method. The design of the current study was ‎the pretest-posttest with control group as well as random assignment. The tools used in ‎this study included 1) Beck Depression Inventory, 2) Kugler and Jones Guilt feeling ‎Inventory, and 3) Beck anxiety inventory. To analyze data, simple and multiple ‎correlation coefficient was used. The results indicated a positive significant ‎relationship (P<0.01) between depression and guilt feeling. Moreover, there was a ‎significant relationship between guilt feeling and anxiety (P<0.01). The result of ‎multiple regression showed that depression predicts 17% of guilt feeling variance. ‎Generally, the outcome of this study confirmed the prediction power of depression for ‎guilt feeling and anxiety as it consequent‎‎‎‎.

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