Reference : Identity in schizophrenia: A study of trait self-knowledge
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/148803
Identity in schizophrenia: A study of trait self-knowledge
English
Boulanger, Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
Dethier, Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
Gendre, Francis []
Blairy, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
30-Oct-2013
Psychiatry Research
Elsevier North Holland Biomedical Press
209
3
367-374
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0165-1781
1872-7123
Limerick
Ireland
[en] Schizophrenia ; Identity ; Traits
[en] Identity results from interlock of two systems which are a set of abstracted representations about oneself and a phenomenological self. Literature highlights identity disturbance in schizophrenia that affects each of both systems. In the same vein, the present study investigates the stability and the quality of traits self-knowledge, a component of abstracted representations of self, in schizophrenia patients. Sixty-eight patients with schizophrenia and 68 healthy control subjects completed a short version of a personality scale (LABEL). This scale is composed of two versions (A and B), each comprising 50 adjectives that correspond to synonymous adjectives in the alternate list. Participants indicated how these adjectives described themselves and completed both versions of the scale on two separate occasions, one month apart. The findings showed that schizophrenic patients presented an unstable identity and change in identity quality compared with healthy subjects. However, this identity disturbance was weaker than expected. These results are discussed in a part of autobiographical memory disturbances in schizophrenia, illness duration and the decompensation stage.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/148803

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