E-ISSN : 2733-4538
The present study examined the differences of the object and its content of the focused attention of three different depressive group such as the nondepressed, the subclinical and the clinical depressed group, if any. These 3 groups were operationally made based on the score of Beck`s Depression Inventory (BDI). Each group had equal number of 20 subjects. To meaure the focused attention, Self-focus Sentence Completion Scale(SFSC) was administered. Responses on the SFSC, which meaured the focused attention, were classified into 4 categories such as the self-focused, the external focused, the ambivalent and the neutral in terms of the objects focused. The focused attention was again classified into 3 categories such as the positive, the negative and the neutral, from different perspective of the content of the attention focused object. One-way ANOVA was applied to treat the data. The result objected that the depressed group were found to be more self-focused than the nondepresed group. And the content of the focused attention of the nondepresed group tend to be more positive but the clinical depressed group showed more negative content, The content of the external-focused attention between the nondepressed group and the depressed was not statisticantly different.