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Trait factors, state effects, and hypnotizability.
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PMID:  8690535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the relationship of 15 trait (e.g., absorption, ego-permissiveness) and 21 phenomenological variables (assessed by the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory) with performance on the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A. Factor analyses suggested three trait factors (absorption-permissiveness, general sensation seeking, and social desirability) and five state factors (dissociated control state, positive affect, negative affect, attention to internal processes, and visual imagery). The factors correlated to hypnotizability were absorption-permissiveness, dissociated control, positive affect, and attention to internal processes. In predicting hypnotizability, the amount of variance accounted for by the trait factors was approximately 9%; an additional 22% was accounted for by state factors. The interactions did not account for any additional variance in predicting hypnotizability.
V K Kumar; R J Pekala; J Cummings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-26     Completed Date:  1996-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, West Chester University, PA 19383, USA.
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Internal-External Control
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*

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