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Published online: 2010-03-24
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Type D personality and risk of behavioral dependency

Nina Ogińska-Bulik
Psychiatria 2010;7(1):11-24.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-03-24

Abstract

Introduction. Article presents data of 5 independent examinations, including the association between a new Construct, it is Type D personality, with the level of compulsive behaviors, related with work, eating, shopping, internet using and hazard.
Material and methods. The DS-14 scale to assess type D personality and methods to measure risk of analyzed compulsive behaviors: Work Addiction Risk Test, Eating Preoccupation Scale, Buying Behaviors Scale, Internet Using Test and 20 Questions of Gamblers Anonymous were used in the study. Totally 399 persons participated in the study.
Results. Significant relationship was found between dimensions of type D personality and examined compulsive behaviors (except Internet using). Negative affectivity correlates more strongly with a tendency to workaholism and compulsive eating. Social inhibition, in turn, is more strongly associated with gambling and compulsive buying.
Conclusions. Personality type is an essential factor, which may promote risk of behavioral dependency. Modification of personality traits, the way of expressing emotions in particular, should be included in programs aimed on reducing development of compulsive behaviors.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 11–24

Abstract

Introduction. Article presents data of 5 independent examinations, including the association between a new Construct, it is Type D personality, with the level of compulsive behaviors, related with work, eating, shopping, internet using and hazard.
Material and methods. The DS-14 scale to assess type D personality and methods to measure risk of analyzed compulsive behaviors: Work Addiction Risk Test, Eating Preoccupation Scale, Buying Behaviors Scale, Internet Using Test and 20 Questions of Gamblers Anonymous were used in the study. Totally 399 persons participated in the study.
Results. Significant relationship was found between dimensions of type D personality and examined compulsive behaviors (except Internet using). Negative affectivity correlates more strongly with a tendency to workaholism and compulsive eating. Social inhibition, in turn, is more strongly associated with gambling and compulsive buying.
Conclusions. Personality type is an essential factor, which may promote risk of behavioral dependency. Modification of personality traits, the way of expressing emotions in particular, should be included in programs aimed on reducing development of compulsive behaviors.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 11–24
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Keywords

type D personality; risk of behavioral dependency

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Title

Type D personality and risk of behavioral dependency

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2010)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

11-24

Published online

2010-03-24

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(1):11-24.

Keywords

type D personality
risk of behavioral dependency

Authors

Nina Ogińska-Bulik

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