Journal article

The relationship between personality traits and psychotic like experiences in a large non-clinical adolescent sample

S Wiltink, B Nelson, E Velthorst, JTW Wigman, A Lin, G Baksheev, E Cosgrave, M Ross, J Ryan, AR Yung

PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Objective: The relationship between personality and psychosis is well established. It has been suggested that this relationship may be partly accounted for by higher levels of depression in individuals with certain personality traits. We explored whether the link between personality and psychotic symptoms is already apparent in adolescence, and if this association would still hold when depression was controlled for. Method: 654 secondary school students were surveyed via self-report questionnaires measuring the Five-Factor model of personality (NEO-FFI), depression (CES-D) and psychotic-like experiences (CAPE). Results: Positive associations were found between Neuroticism and all CAPE-subsca..

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