CAUSAL ATTRIBUTIONS FOR ILLNESS AMONG TURKISH PSYCHIATRIC OUT-PATIENTS AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DIAGNOSTIC GROUPS


KARANCI A.

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, cilt.28, ss.292-295, 1993 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf00795910
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.292-295

Özet

Causal attributions of 152 Turkish non-psychotic psychiatric out-patients for the development of their psychological problems were examined by using a 31-item attributions for psychological problems questionnaire (APP). The factor analysis of the responses to the APP yielded seven factors, which were: attributions to conflicts within the family of origin and with the present family, attributions to personal-characterological and behavioural attributes, work problems, interpersonal conflicts and bad luck. Examination of the causal attributions of patients from three DSM-III-R diagnostic groups revealed no significant differences between diagnostic groups. The highest attributional scores were for conflicts with the present family and personal-characterological at tributes.