Irrational beliefs and unconditional self-acceptance. III. The relative importance of different types of irrational belief.

Davies, Martin F.. 2008. Irrational beliefs and unconditional self-acceptance. III. The relative importance of different types of irrational belief. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, 26(2), pp. 102-118. ISSN 0894-9085 [Article]

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In two studies, one correlational (N = 158) and one experimental (N = 128), using college students, it was found that Need for Achievement, Need for Approval and Self-Downing were the most important irrational beliefs of the General Attitude and Belief Scale predicting unconditional self-acceptance. The Need for Comfort, Demand for Fairness and Other-Downing subscales were found to be less influential. The findings were discussed in terms of Ellis’ theoretical formulation of four higher-order types of irrational belief processes (demandingness, awfulizing, low frustration tolerance and self-downing), empirical research on different irrational belief themes, the distinction between ego disturbance and discomfort disturbance in REBT and the distinction between sociotropy and autonomy in different forms of depression

Item Type:

Article

Keywords:

Irrational beliefs, REBT, unconditional self-acceptance, self-esteem

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
June 2008Published

Item ID:

5

Date Deposited:

05 Aug 2008 09:16

Last Modified:

05 Apr 2013 15:04

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5

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