Volume 23, Issue 109 (2-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 23(109): 224-233 | Back to browse issues page

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Zakiee A, Rostami S, Kamasi S. Relationship of Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Positive and Negative Affect with Mental Disorders. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 23 (109) :224-233
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3360-en.html
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Background and purpose: Some researches has been done on the relationship between personality and mental health, however, this subject requires further study and consideration. This research was carried out so as to investigate the relationship of neuroticism, extraversion, positive affect and negative affect with mental disorders. Materials and methods: The present study is a descriptive of correlation type. The research population included all the students at Payame Noor University of Harsin, Iran. Among those 350 were selected using simple random method. For data collection questionnaires of SCL-90, Eysenck personality and positive and negative affect scales (PANAS-X) were applied. Statistical indices such as correlation and regression were used. Results: The results showed that mental disorders are positively correlated with neuroticism and negative affect but a negative correlation was found between extraversion and positive affect. It was also found that extraversion has a weak effect in mental disorders compared to other considered factors. Therefore, it does not have a significant role in the prediction of total score. Conclusion: This study indicated a relationship between personality traits of neuroticism, extraversion, and positive and negative affect with mental disorders.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Neurology

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