Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) is a self-report instrument designed to measure defense mechanisms. Although commonly used, the. J Nerv Ment Dis. Feb;(2) Psychometric properties of the defense style questionnaire (DSQ) in adolescents. Ruuttu T(1), Pelkonen M, Holi M. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On May 1, , H Chabrol and others published Validity study of DSQ (Defense Style Questionnaire. The item version).

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Empirical study of self-rated defense styles.

Dssq of Clinical Psychology52— The protective role of father acceptance in the relationship between maternal rejection and bullying: Longitudinal study of defense mechanisms: The meaning and strategic use of factor analysis.

Journal of Personality751— Although commonly used, the DSQ has not been validated in early adolescent populations.

Defense Style Questionnaire

The third factor, also in line with Ruuttu et al. In the first analysis, it was found that Immature, Mature, Image-distorting and Neurotic factors were entered as predictor variables and Psychological Well-being as predicting variable. We wanted to test a 400 theoretical model of latent factors underlying the variables observed.

I work more things out in my daydreams than in my real life]. An empirical study of the relationship between diagnosis and defense style. Brazilian—Portuguese version of Defensive Style Questionnaire for the assessment of defense mechanisms: Possibly, boys fail to acknowledge some aspects of external reality denial, dissociation while girls seem to reside to less pathological defense mechanisms.

Young adult identities and their pathways: Lastly, we considered the interpretability of the results by examining the factor pattern loadings Table 2.


Published online May Current research on interpersonal acceptance pp. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease298— Table 5 shows the regression coefficient, Wald statistic, and dedense ratio for each of the three predictors.

Archives of General Psychiatry40 3— Exploring associations between students’ defense styles and approaches to learning.

Fonagy links defensive patterns of behavior with bullying, making links to attachment theory and Youell fits bullying into the psychological account of splitting and projection. Archives of General Psychiatry24 2— Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences58 2 The failure of sublimation and rationalization to contribute to the factor structure raises the need for future cross-sectional as well as longitudinal studies to test the contribution of these defenses in different age samples and also in clinical and non-clinical groups to further qyestionnaire the structure and the discriminant validity of the DSQ in late childhood.

Prediction was good, with If I have an aggressive thought, I feel the need to do something to compensate for it.

This factor involves maladaptive defense mechanisms, reported also by Ruuttu et al. This is possibly indicating either lower levels of stress for females of quextionnaire age-range or a feminine defense in terms of changing the inner affect Cramer, I work out my anxiety through doing something constructive and creative like painting or woodwork. When I have to face a difficult situation, I try to imagine what it will be like and plan ways to cope with it. Implications for preventive inclusive strategies.

Moreover, in consistency with previous studies e. The relation of choice of ego mechanisms of defense to adult adjustment.


Defense Style Questionnaire

The defense mechanisms of homophobic adolescent males: Limitations — Future Directions In the present study, valid and widely used instruments provide evidence for the appropriateness of the adult version of the DSQ for use in late childhood-early adolescents.

Journal of Research in Personality42— It comprises denial, dissociation, devaluation, isolation and splitting. Issues of anonymity and confidentiality were particularly highlighted, along with the voluntary participation in the study. Up to date, the concept dominates mainly in psychopathology qquestionnaire psychiatric research on adults.

The findings support a four-factor solution as the most adequate for our data.

Psychometric properties of the defense style questionnaire (DSQ-40) in adolescents.

The exploration of the psychometric properties of the relevant scales in young age samples is limited and mainly reported in the discrimination between clinical and non-clinical samples. To our knowledge, this is the first study exploring the psychometric properties of the DSQ in an early-aged sample.

The study used a convenient sample, there was no comparison between clinical and non-clinical groups and the age range was small not allowing for direct comparisons with previous findings. The relationship between perceived school climate and the prevalence of bullying behavior in Greek schools: Finally, the Immature factor questiobnaire negatively associated with both paternal and maternal acceptance and with Psychological well being.