Autonomy-connectedness and internalizing-externalizing personality psychopathology, among outpatients

N. Bachrach, M.H.J. Bekker, M.A. Croon

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Abstract

Objectives
The aims of this research were to investigate gender differences in levels of autonomy-connectedness, Axis I Psychopathology, and higher order factors of internalizing and externalizing personality psychopathology and, second, to investigate the association between these variables.
Design
The design of this research is cross-sectional and multicentered.
Methods
We used self-report questionnaires, factor analysis, and regression analysis.
Results
We found evidence for a significant role of autonomy-connectedness in Axis I Psychopathology. This was especially true for women, who were found to be more sensitive to others and sensitivity to others was strongly associated with Axis I Psychopathology. Maybe due to the research sample no evidence was found for an association of autonomy-connectedness with externalizing psychopathology. As to the role of autonomy-connectedness in internalizing psychopathology, we found that a lack of self-awareness or a capacity of managing new situations, combined with a high sensitivity to others, were associated with internalizing psychopathology. Women appeared to be more sensitive to others and to report higher levels of Axis I Psychopathology than men.
Conclusion
We conclude that autonomy-connectedness plays an important role in Axis I Psychopathology as well as in internalizing Axis II pathology. Treatment of Axis I and internalizing Axis II psychopathology should therefore also focus on autonomy problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-726
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume69
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Autonomy-connectedness and internalizing-externalizing personality psychopathology, among outpatients. / Bachrach, N.; Bekker, M.H.J.; Croon, M.A.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 69, No. 7, 2013, p. 718-726.

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