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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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REIS, Ana Maria  and  CARVALHO, Lucas De Francisco. Predictive capacity of pathological personality traits to the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.2, pp. 85-92. ISSN 1982-1247.

This research aimed to investigate the ability of pathological personality traits improving the prediction of the PTSD. Participated in the study 113 subjects, aged between 19 and 63 years (M=37.5; SD=12.1) of which 66 (58.4%) were female, who experienced a flood event. Were used the Inventário Dimensional Clínico da Personalidade, the Escala Davdison de Trauma and the Invemtário de Cognições Pós-Traumáticas. Were found a low but significant predictive ability of traits of depressed mood and anger in PTSD symptoms and by logistic regression it is observed a low increased personality measure used against the explanatory model of PTSD. The findings suggested that the relationship between personality and PTSD are complex, needing an understanding beyond linear models of research.

Keywords : Personality; Psychological Trauma; Disasters; Psychometrics.

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