Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Wendy Thomson

Wendy Thomson

King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO12DY, England
United Kingdom

  • Research Article
    Sabotaging The Self - A Trait? and It’s Relationship with Neuroticism
    Author(s): Wendy ThomsonWendy Thomson

    Introduction: The present study examines the extent to which self-defeating ideation, measured through the use of the Self-Defeating Quotient discrepancy scores, and behaviour reflect a single unitary trait of self-defeatedness, and the extent to which levels of this underlying trait are related to Neuroticism. Results: The results of a Structural Equation Model provide support for a single-factor model of Self-defeatedness using the Self-Defeating Quotient (S. D. Q.). Additionally, the one factor model of the relationship between selfdefeating ideation and neuroticism indicated a significant path between SDQ Discrepancy scores and Neuroticism. Conclusion: The results indicate a significant relationship between the Self-Defeating Quotient and neuroticism. Combining information from multiple measures into a composite trai.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000175

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