Abstract. BLAYA, Carolina et al. Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) for defense mechanisms measure: a preliminary. O objetivo desse estudo é o de descrever o processo de tradução e adaptação do Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) versão em português e avaliar a. The item version of the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) is a widely used clinicians independently attributed each item of the DSQ to a defense .

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Bond suggests personal communication the use of the DSQ in late childhood and adolescence simply pointing out the need for some items to be appropriately reworded. It comprises denial, dissociation, devaluation, isolation and splitting.

A systems psychodynamic description of organizational bullying experiences. These are in line with those reported in the original study Andrews et al.

Support Center Support Center. Perhaps, the lower alpha coefficients are affected by the fewer items comprising these two styles Zeigler-Hill et al.

Can defense styles predict psychopathology in adolescents? Measuring overall defensive functioning with the Defense Style Questionnaire: Given that previous research has confirmed that defense mechanisms are associated with individual characteristics and psychological adjustment, perceived parenting as well as experiences with bullying and victimization and perceived questionnairf well being, these constructs have also been used in the present study to investigate the convergent and divergent validity of the DSQ.

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: The aim of the present study is to explore a the factorial structure of DSQ b to identify the internal consistency questionnsire the factors sub-scales emerged from the exploration of the factor structure of the questionnaire, as well as its convergent validity and c to test whether the defensive styles emerged from the factor analysis could differentiate individuals according to their gender and age as well as to the extent they get involved in bullying and victimization and the level of their self-reported well-being.

Eu fico francamente agressivo quando me sinto magoado. The sample includes If I were in a crisis, I would seek out another person who had the same problem.

Defense Style Questionnaire

Participants completed the Greek version of DSQ, adapted for use by this particular age group as well as measures in order to examine its convergent and discriminant validity. Received Dec 4; Accepted Dec I can keep the lid on my feelings if letting them out would interfere with what I’m doing. Young adult identities and their pathways: Table 5 shows the regression coefficient, Wald statistic, and odds ratio for each of the three predictors.

Interestingly, age differences were significant for defense styles, although the age range in the current sample was very small. 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.

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences58 2 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. As dzq tendem a me tratar mal. The fourth factor comprises neurotic defenses indicating an intermediate defense style that appears more private comparing to immature action-oriented and image-distorting image oriented defenses.

On the individual defenses, girls reported more use of reaction formation, but less anticipation, denial, and dissociation. DSQ comprises of 40 items in sthle 9-point Likert format that derive scores for 20 defense mechanisms, two items for each. Geomin oblique rotation was employed.

Defense Style Questionnaire

An empirically validated hierarchy of defence mechanisms. Acknowledgments The authors have no support to report.

The findings support a four-factor solution as the most adequate for our data. The American Journal of Psychiatry3— All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. In the present study internal consistency estimates for individual subscales were: Published online May If I have an aggressive thought, I feel the need to do something to compensate for it.

Journal of Personality Assessment97 2— This finding implies that the odds ratios of these predictors.