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Personality Correlates of Anorexia Nervosa in a Nonclinical Sample

Personality Correlates of Anorexia Nervosa in a Nonclinical Sample

Date: December 1994
Creator: Rogers, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn)
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between anorexia nervosa and several personality traits. Past research in this area has been contradictory for several reasons. Sociocultural theories have described the media's role in promoting eating disorders by portraying a thin body-type as the ideal. However, they have neglected to describe the personality ideal which our society promotes in women. It is proposed here that anorexics incorporate and oppose this ideal. Therefore, the anorexic personality is one filled with conflict.
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Personality Correlates of Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Nonclinical Sample of Female Undergraduates

Personality Correlates of Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Nonclinical Sample of Female Undergraduates

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Date: May 2003
Creator: Baker, Kristine Genovese
Description: Research indicates the existence of an eating disorder continuum. The two-component model of disordered eating suggests that certain personality traits may increase an individual's vulnerability to develop more severe variants of disordered eating symptomatology. The present study investigates pre-clinical elevations on a measure of personality based on the Five-Factor Model (FFM) and pre-clinical elevations on a measure of eating disorder symptomatology in a sample of nonclinical undergraduates. The personality dimensions Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Agreeableness accounted for 7% of the variability in Body Dissatisfaction. Subcomponents comprising the personality dimensions of the FFM as determined by Saucier (1998) (see Appendix A) were analyzed. The Self-Reproach and Intellectual Interests subcomponents were the strongest predictors of Drive for Thinness and Body Dissatisfaction. The subcomponent Sociability was the strongest predictor of Bulimia. Findings present implications for prevention and treatment interventions. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the temporal directionality of personality and disturbed eating.
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Personality Factors and Psycho-social Conditions Related to Troublemaking Behavior in Normal Institutionalized Children

Personality Factors and Psycho-social Conditions Related to Troublemaking Behavior in Normal Institutionalized Children

Date: August 1968
Creator: Hollis, Coy
Description: The problem of the present study was to discover the relationship of personality factors and certain psycho-social conditions related to the troublemaking behavior of normal institutionalized children.
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The Personality of John Keats as Revealed in His Letters

The Personality of John Keats as Revealed in His Letters

Date: January 1970
Creator: Passmore, Billie Sue
Description: Through a careful and thorough analysis of Keats's observations, thoughts and feelings as expressed in his letters, the reader can gain an understanding of the poet's hopes, his fears, his ambitions, his true personality.
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Personality Trait Differences between Popular and Unpopular Children

Personality Trait Differences between Popular and Unpopular Children

Date: 1950
Creator: Bonney, Warren C.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to contribute some scientific data toward the construction of a more valid rating scale for use in the classroom situation.
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Personality Trait Differences Between Popular and Unpopular High School Students

Personality Trait Differences Between Popular and Unpopular High School Students

Date: 1946
Creator: Roe, Wilder A.
Description: The following study was undertaken to discover some of the ways in which high school students who are popular differ from those who are not so popular.
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Personality Traits of Management Students and Business Personnel

Personality Traits of Management Students and Business Personnel

Date: August 1963
Creator: Marth, Donald Rudell
Description: The purpose of the present study was to determine if there are "cores" of similar personality traits among successful business and industrial managers and senior management students in the School of Business Administration at North Texas State University.
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Personality Type Preferences of Juvenile Delinquents

Personality Type Preferences of Juvenile Delinquents

Date: August 2000
Creator: Cavin, Clark
Description: The purpose of this study was to identify and explore personality characteristics of juvenile delinquents, to compare those characteristics with those of the general population, and determine if there are significant differences, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), between the personality characteristics of juvenile delinquents and the general population. Juvenile delinquents who were adjudicated into a Texas Youth Commission facility in North Texas were subjects for this study. Participants included 186 males who ranged in age from 14 years to 20 years. Statistical analyses were performed for each of the research questions. When comparing MBTI scores of juvenile delinquents to the general population, significant differences were found on the dichotomous scales, temperaments, function pairs, and types. All type preferences are represented within the juvenile delinquent population. The MBTI can be useful in responding to the education and rehabilitation needs of juvenile delinquents. Knowledge of personality type can help caregivers meet the needs of juvenile delinquents. Understanding personality type preference can serve to provide a deeper understanding of the behaviors that lead to adjudication of juvenile delinquents. A discovery of the types of adolescents who are adjudicated could lead to preventive measures, early detection, and early intervention for students ...
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Personality Variables Associated with Sociometric Status among Institutionalized Narcotic Drug Addicts

Personality Variables Associated with Sociometric Status among Institutionalized Narcotic Drug Addicts

Date: June 1967
Creator: Garrett, June Juree Mallatt
Description: This study was conducted to determine if drug addict patients tend to select leaders with good rehabilitation potential, as this potential is determined by examination of certain personality characteristics of the addicts.
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Personality Variables Related to Academic Achievement

Personality Variables Related to Academic Achievement

Date: August 1968
Creator: Black, Walter Ginn
Description: The purpose of the present study is to investigate personality traits or trait clusters that will identify academic high and low achievers and differentiate the two.
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