Volume 2, Issue 7 (2-2013)                   CPAP 2013, 2(7): 15-22 | Back to browse issues page

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Mansoury A, Bakhsipour Roudsari A. Comparative Study of Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizotypy and Schizotypal Character Dimensions among Male and Female Students. CPAP. 2013; 2 (7) :15-22
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-798-en.html
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The goal of this paper is comparison of positive and negative symptoms of schizotypy and schizotypal character aspects among boy and girl stu-dents. For this purpose, 150 female and 150 male students in University of Tabriz were selected using random cluster sampling. Schizotypal character questionnaire (Raine, 1991) was conducted. Descriptive statis-tic indexes and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used for data analysis. Findings indicated that there is significant difference in schizotypal character general index between boys and girls (P< 0.05). In addition, meaningful difference was observed between boys and girls in subjects such as schizotypal negative symptoms and dimensions of unu-sual conceptual experiences, limited emotion, lack of close friends, and strange speech (P< 0.05). In contrast, there was no considerable differ-ence between them in schizotypal positive symptoms and magical thought dimensions, turning thought, suspicion or mistrust, extreme so-cial anxiety, and strange behavior (P>0.05). Totally, the results showed that male students experience more and intense non-clinical symptoms in schizotypal character general index and schizotypy negative symptoms in comparison to female ones, representing having the readiness for catch-ing psychosis disorders.
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