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ERIC Number: EJ961297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Self-Concept and Physical Self-Concept in Psychiatric Children and Adolescents
Simons, J.; Capio, C. M.; Adriaenssens, P.; Delbroek, H.; Vandenbussche, I.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n3 p874-881 May-Jun 2012
Self-concept is a widely examined construct in the area of psychiatric disorders. This study compared the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) scores of adolescents with psychiatric disorders (N=103) with the results of a matched group of non-clinical adolescents (N=103). Self-concept and Physical self-concept were lower in the clinical than in the non-clinical group. Girls (N=59) scored lower than boys (N=44) in both groups. In the different diagnostic groups specific domains were affected in line with symptomatology, which has implications for therapy. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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