Date of Award
Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology
Colleges & School
College Of Arts And Sciences
Carole Rayburn, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Depression;Depression in men;Self-help groups
This correlational study explored the relationship between men’s involvement in male-only support groups and self-reported depressive symptoms. The researcher obtained a convenience sample of 94 adult participants recruited from two local private universities and men’s groups with members throughout the United States. Sixty-eight percent (n=64) of respondents belonged to a male-only social support group. All participants completed a demographic questionnaire and self-report measures on their sense of well-being. Participants who belonged to a male-only group were instructed to fill out a questionnaire regarding their perceptions of support from their group. The researcher hypothesized that men who belong to male-only support groups would have lower depressive symptoms (as measured by the CES-D scale) than men who do not. The researcher did not identify a statistically significant difference in depressive symptoms between men who belong to male-only groups and those who do not.
Nerone, Jeffrey M., "Participation in male-only social support groups may decrease depressive symptoms in men" (2015). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 64.
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