Self-concept and physical self-concept in psychiatric children and adolescents

J. SIMONS, Catherine Mamaid CAPIO, P. ADRIAENSSENS, H. DELBOREK, I. VANDENBUSSCHE

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Abstract

Self-concept is a widely examined construct in the area of psychiatric disorders. This study compared the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) scores of adolescents with psychiatric disorders (N=103) with the results of a matched group of non-clinical adolescents (N=103). Self-concept and Physical self-concept were lower in the clinical than in the non-clinical group. Girls (N=59) scored lower than boys (N=44) in both groups. In the different diagnostic groups specific domains were affected in line with symptomatology, which has implications for therapy. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-881
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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Self Concept
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Simons, J., Capio, C. M., Adriaenssens, P., Delbroek, H., & Vandenbussche, I. (2012). Self-concept and physical self-concept in psychiatric children and adolescents. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(3), 874-881. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.12.012

Keywords

  • Self-concept
  • Physical self-concept
  • Adolescents
  • Psychiatry