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


KARANCI A.

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.292-295, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00795910
  • Journal Name: SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.292-295

Abstract

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.