Year: 1991 Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.179, no.1, (January 1991), p.29-32 SIEC No: 19910071

The role of loneliness, irrational beliefs & deficient reasons for living in predicting vulnerability to hopelessness under conditions of negative life stress was examined through testing 178 Ss. It was hypothesized that the vulnerability factors would interact with negative life stress to predict hopelessness, independent of depressed mood. The results of multiple regression analyses supported this hypothesis. Implications for research, prevention & treatment are noted.