Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) is a self-report instrument designed to measure defense mechanisms. Although commonly used, the. J Nerv Ment Dis. Feb;(2) Psychometric properties of the defense style questionnaire (DSQ) in adolescents. Ruuttu T(1), Pelkonen M, Holi M. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On May 1, , H Chabrol and others published Validity study of DSQ (Defense Style Questionnaire. The item version).

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Comprehensive Psychiatry51 6— Empirical study of self-rated defense styles.

Although this work has indicated that defense mechanisms protect children from psychological distress, most of the studies have focused on late adolescents-emerging adults.

Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth. In the second analysis, we entered again the Immature, Mature, Image-distorting and Neurotic factors as vsq variables and Bullying as predicting variable. The first factor consisted of three mature defenses: The shortage of studies using the DSQ in early adolescents indicate the need for further exploration dedense the appropriateness of the use of DSQ for this age group Cramer, To our knowledge, this is the first study exploring the psychometric properties of the DSQ in an early-aged sample.

Reliability and validity of the Japanese edition of the Defense Style Questionnaire Lastly, in the third analysis, we entered again the four DSQ factors as predictor variables and Victimization as predicting variable. Archives of General Psychiatry40 3— Natural history of male psychological health: The Greek version of the Defense Style Questionnaire: In the present study internal consistency estimates for individual subscales were: Educational and Psychological Measurement20— If my boss bugged me, I might make quuestionnaire mistake in my work or work more slowly so as to get back at him.


Sticking to the task at hand keeps me from feeling depressed or anxious. Convergent Validity The results in Table 4 show that the Mature factor was positively associated with Psychological Well-being whereas the Neurotic factor was positively associated with paternal acceptance and Psychological Well-being.

Psychometric properties of the defense style questionnaire (DSQ) in adolescents.

A developmental and life course model. Perhaps, intense anxieties questipnnaire impulses stir in an intense need to displace and reside with passive aggression and splitting possibly strongly reinforced by the underlying Oedipal fears Waddell, ; 6 th graders avoid the recognition of some aspects of external reality to protect themselves from excessive anxieties, using dissociation.

Comparing two self-report measures of coping: Cattell recommended retaining all eigenvalues in the sharp descent before the sty,e at which the plot begins to level off. This is possibly indicating either lower levels of stress for females of this age-range or a feminine defense in terms of changing the inner affect Cramer, Journal of Adolescence32 2— The relation of choice of quesitonnaire mechanisms of defense to adult adjustment.

In addition, she is also interested in psychological measurement and statistics. The Defense Style Questionnaire. Prediction was good, with I’m usually able to see the funny side of an otherwise painful predicament.

Defense Style Questionnaire

Higher scores in these scales indicate higher perceived parental acceptance. Theoretical hierarchy of adaptive ego mechanisms: We found that 5 th graders scored higher in the Neurotic factor and less use in the Immature factor. Psychotherapy Research17— Our study supports previous findings indicating links between defense mechanisms and adjustment problems, anxiety e. If I can predict that I’m going sgyle be sad ahead of time, I can questionnare better.


Psychometric properties of the defense style questionnaire (DSQ-40) in adolescents.

I work more things out in my daydreams than in my real life]. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

The Kaiser criterion, which recommends that the number of factors be equivalent to the number of eigenvalues greater than 1, suggested five factors. The meaning and strategic use of factor analysis.

Fonagy links defensive patterns of behavior with bullying, making links to attachment theory and Youell fits bullying into the psychological account of splitting and projection. This instrument which was initially developed for adults seems, with minor phrasing changes, to be able to provide researchers and clinicians with valid information about children emotional maturity-immaturity styles, shedding light on their psychological adjustment.

The ego and the mechanisms of defense. Psychoanalysis and the growth of the personality. An empirical study of the relationship between diagnosis and defense style.