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

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 2 Issue: 4

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

Masayo Uji1*, Toshiaki Nagata2 and Toshinori Kitamura3
1Kumamoto University Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto, Japan
2Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, Tamana, Japan
3Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Corresponding author : Masayo Uji
Department of Bioethics, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Life Sciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuoku, Kumamoto, Japan 860-0811
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Received: May 07, 2013 Accepted: September 20, 2013 Published: September 26, 2013
Citation: Uji M, Nagata T, Kitamura T (2013) The Influence of Borderline Personality Organization on Trait Depressive Affects and the Generation of Negative Life Events. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000112

Abstract

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.

Keywords: BPO; Trait depressive affect; State depressive affect; NLE generation

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