This study explored the predictive utility of the five NEO PI-R domains (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness) on short-term individual psychotherapy outcome. A pre/post-test single-group design was used to evaluate predictor-outcome relationships. Ninety-three clinically depressed college students and other adults from a rural Midwestern community volunteered in a 9-week cognitive therapy outcome study. Partial correlations (controlling BDI-II pretreatment scores) showed significant associations for NEO domains O and E and BDI posttreatment scores for completers (n=83), and O and BDI posttreatment scores for the total sample (n=93) (completers and dropouts). Sequential multiple regression analysis revealed Openness accounted for 10.7% of outcome variance for completers . Implications for the five NEO domains and psychotherapy outcomes are discussed.Age differences in personality structure: A cluster analysis approach. Journal of Gerontology, 31, 564-570. Costa, P.T., Jr., aamp; McCrae, R.R. (1985). The NEO Personality Inventory manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources .

Title | : | Predictive Utility of the Five Domain Factors of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory on Short-term Individual Psychotherapy Outcome for Depressed Participants |

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Publisher | : | ProQuest - 2008 |

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