Predicting Psychiatric Symptomatology with the Defense Style Questionnaire-40
Author: Watson, D.C.
Source: International Journal of Stress Management, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2002 , pp. 275-287(13)
Abstract:The relationship between specific defense styles and symptom-related responses was investigated in a large sample of university students. In general, immature defenses were the major predictors of the symptom patterns measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory. In particular, combinations of projection, displacement, autistic fantasy, somatization, and acting out were the strongest predictors of psychopathology. Projection was a major predictor of psychopathology in males, whereas displacement was the major predictor for females. Several similarities and differences in the relationship between defense styles and different disorders were revealed.;or timing of both psychological and hormonal responses to 2 given volumes of training.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Grant MacEwan College, Dept. of Psychology and Sociology, City Center Campus, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2J2, Canada; email@example.com
Publication date: October 1, 2002