Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
This study attempted to find environmental antecedents of Ellis’ irrational beliefs. Seventy-eight undergraduate psychology students were each administered four questionnaires measuring: irrational beliefs as described by Ellis (1962); recalled parent-child relations along the dimensions of aggressiveness, strictness, affection, indulgence, competence, and identification; various biographical information recalled from childhood; and social desirability responding. Correlations among the various scores were not significant; suggesting that currently held irrational beliefs are generally not dependent upon childhood environmental factors.
Copyright 1978 David Ross Bowman
Bowman, David Ross, "Environmental Antecedents of Ellis' Irrational Beliefs" (1978). Master's Theses. 1698.