The Study of Depression as the Antecedent of Guilt feeling, and Anxiety as its Consequence in Divorced Women
Hossein Zare, Nila Elmimanesh, Setareh Torabie
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.