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ERIC Number: ED456158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 66
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Review of Empirical Research That Utilized the Bell Object Relations Inventory.
Hansen, Joseph Wm.
This literature review examines how the Bell Object Relations Inventory (BORI) (M. Bell and others, 1986) has been used in the literature. General domains of BORI use include interpersonal relatedness, the measurement of religious dimensions, and the diagnosis and prediction of psychopathology. Specific areas are reviewed regarding the applicability of the BORI to familial role assessment, spiritual maturity, interfaith compassion, and birth order. Other areas in this review include how object relations deficits contribute to schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, nonpsychotic distress and trauma, and eating disorders. Review of the literature shows the BORI to be a reliable and valid instrument. It demonstrates a significant relationship with familial roles and patterns. It is effective in assessing spiritual maturity and in distinguishing subgroups of schizophrenia. It also shows discriminant validity between borderline and nonborderline patients and is a useful measure of ego function deficits as they relate to bulimic women. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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