Personality profile of male and female paranoid schizophrenia patients: A comparative study
Priyanka, Dr. Ashok Parasar, J Mahto, Dr. Roshan Lal Dewangan
Objective: The aim of the present study is to see the personality profile of schizophrenia patients. The schizophrenia disorders are characterized in general by fundamental and characteristic distortions of thinking and perception, and by inappropriate or blunted affect (ICD-10, 1992). Personality is a key psychological component that determines an individual behavior. The individual‘s normal behavior and wish fulfilling process with crisis to shape personality. The theories of personality explain – how behavior occurs and what is the resulting personality can be described. Some behavioral scientist said- Genetic and environmental influences determine the set of psychological characteristics compromising personality (Schaffer-2005). Methodology: The sample of 80 patients (40 male & 40 female) diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, were selected from the outdoor and indoor patient department of PGIBAMS, Raipur (C.G.) purposively. All of them were in pharmacological treatment.The tools used for assessing the variables are 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire form D (Kapoor & Tripathi, 1981). Result & Conclusion: Personality traits of patient groups, in which significant differences were found on factor A, factor B, factor I, factor M, factor O and factor Q4 in both the groups.
Priyanka, Dr. Ashok Parasar, J Mahto, Dr. Roshan Lal Dewangan. Personality profile of male and female paranoid schizophrenia patients: A comparative study. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 710-714