Dr. med. Hans Steiner

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  • 2 APPROACHES TO THE MEASUREMENT OF ADAPTIVE STYLE - COMPARISON OF NORMAL, PSYCHOSOMATICALLY ILL, AND DELINQUENT ADOLESCENTS JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Steiner, H., Feldman, S. S. 1995; 34 (2): 180-190

    Abstract:

    This project evaluated the discriminant validity of two self-report measures of adaptive styles.The Weinberger Adjustment Inventory, which assesses distress, restraint, denial, and repressive defensiveness, and the Bond Defense Style Questionnaire, which assesses immature, neurotic, and mature defenses, were administered to 272 adolescents: normal comparison group boys (n = 63), normal comparison group girls (n = 68), girls with psychosomatic disorders (n = 75), and incarcerated delinquent boys (n = 66). Multivariate analyses of covariance, analyses of covariance, and discriminant analyses (with socioeconomic status and age as covariates) were conducted.Adaptive styles from the Defense Style Questionnaire differentiated the adolescent groups better than did the Weinberger Adjustment Inventory styles.Measurement of adaptive style by the Defense Style Questionnaire may be a useful adjunct to other measures of psychopathology and can assist in assessment of risk, treatment planning, and treatment progress.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995QD09100013

    View details for PubMedID 7896651

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