Volume 30, Issue 190 (11-2020)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2020, 30(190): 97-108 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Zaeimzadeh L, Lotfi M, Amini M. Role of Personality Functioning in Predicting Interpersonal and Emotional Problems. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2020; 30 (190) :97-108
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-15280-en.html
Abstract:   (1850 Views)
 Background and purpose: Personality functioning impairment (criterion A) is considered as one of the two essential criteria for diagnosing personality disorders in DSM-5. It includes self (identity and self-direction) and interpersonal (empathy and intimacy) components. This study aimed to investigate the role of personality functioning in predicting interpersonal and emotional problems.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional research was conducted in 245 eligible men and women selected by convenience sampling in Tehran, Iran, 2019. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS-BF 2.0), the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-32), and the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). Data were analyzed applying Pearson correlation coefficient and hierarchical linear regression.
Results: Findings showed significant positive correlations between all personality functioning components and interpersonal and emotional problems (P<0.01). Also, hierarchical regression showed that the interpersonal personality functioning (P<0.01) and the subscale of empathy (P<0.01) could significantly predict interpersonal problems. Furthermore, a significant positive relationship was found between interpersonal functioning and emotional problems (P<0.01). In the meantime, the intimacy functioning had a stronger predictive value than empathy (P<0.01).
Conclusion: Educational and interventional programs that could improve and adjust communication skills, and enhance empathy and intimacy in personality functioning could be of great help in overcoming interpersonal and emotional problems.
 
Full-Text [PDF 933 kb]   (840 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: psychology

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb