Causal attributions of depression

Reliability of the 'causal dimension scale' in research on clinical inference

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Abstract

This article presents estimates of internal consistency for the Causal Dimension Scale, recently developed to measure causal attributions in terms of attributions of locus, stability, and controllability of the causes. In a study of the clinical inference of depression, alpha coefficients ranging from .68 to .96 were noted for the whole test and the subscales. The scale may prove helpful in the study of causal attributions about the mental health of others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-418
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume56
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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