Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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The Influence of Borderline Personality Organization on Trait Depressive Affects and the Generation of Negative Life Events

The Influence of Borderline Personality Organization on Trait Depressive Affects and the Generation of Negative Life Events

This study sought to assess whether borderline personality organization (BPO) influenced trait depressive affect, the generation of negative life events (NLEs), and state depressive affect, which includes the depressive affect component caused by the NLEs. The study population was 350 university students in Japan. They were solicited to complete questionnaires on three occasions over a six-week period. The Inventory of Personality Organization and Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were used to assess BPO and depressive affect, respectively. Structural equation modeling and simultaneous analysis of multi-groups were used for statistical analysis.

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