Journal article

Are employment-interview skills a correlate of subtypes of schizophrenia?

J Charisiou, HJ Jackson, GJ Boyle, P Burgess, IH Minas, SD Joshua

Psychological Reports | Published : 1989

Abstract

46 inpatients with a DSM-III diagnosis of schizophrenia were assessed in the week prior to discharge from hospital on measures of positive and negative symptoms and on 12 measures of employment interview skills (i.e., eye contact, facial gestures, body posture, verbal content, voice volume, length of speech, motivation, self-confidence, ability to communicate, manifest adjustment, manifest intelligence, over-all interview skill), and a global measure of employability. A cluster analysis based on the total positive and negative symptom scores produced two groups. The group with the lower mean negative symptom score exhibited better employment-interview skills and higher ratings on employabili..

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