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A reconsideration of the Willoughby Personality Schedule with psychiatric inpatients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3558847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the Willoughby Personality Schedule appears to be widely used to assess interpersonal anxiety, there are few studies of its clinical validity or psychometric properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor analytic structure of the Willoughby Schedule in an inpatient psychiatric population. It also explored the relationship of the Willoughby Personality Schedule to the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Gambrill-Richey Assertion Inventory and patient perception of treatment outcome. In contrast to three Willoughby Schedule factors previously reported in research with outpatients, six factors were found in this study. These were moderately correlated with scores on the BDI and the Assertion Inventory discomfort scale. Two Willoughby factors were related to the Assertion Inventory probability of assertive response scale and only one Willoughby factor was related to patient perception of treatment outcome. The overall results raise questions as to the usefulness of the Willoughby Schedule with inpatient populations.
Authors:
W T Merkel; R L Wiener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0005-7916     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-11     Completed Date:  1987-05-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0245075     Medline TA:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Humans
Male
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory*
Statistics as Topic

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