Correlations between the temperament and character inventory and the self-rating depression scale among Japanese students

Eriko Tanaka, Nobuhiko Kijima, Toshinori Kitamura

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The Temperament and Character Inventory measures four dimensions of temperament and three of character. The 125-item short version and the Self-rating Depression Scale were administered to 306 Japanese students. Their scores on the latter were significantly highly correlated with the scores on both temperament and character scales, positively correlated with Harm-Avoidance score, and negatively correlated with Self-directedness and Cooperativeness scores. It is suggested that scores on depression were related to Harm-Avoidance, particularly to fatigability, and immaturity of the autonomous self and cooperative interpersonal relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb
Externally publishedYes


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