The relationship between insight and social rank appraisals in people with schizophrenia

McLeod, H.J. , Coertze, L. and Moore, E. (2009) The relationship between insight and social rank appraisals in people with schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48(3), pp. 329-334. (doi:10.1348/978185409X443378)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/978185409X443378

Abstract

Objectives. The relationship between insight and appraisals of social rank in people with schizophrenia was examined. Method. Seventy people with schizophrenia completed self-report measures of insight and social rank. Two points of comparison were used for social rank appraisal: (1) the person's mental health worker; and (2) the general population. Results. Greater awareness of illness was associated with lower social rank appraisals when the participants compared themselves to the general population (r=−.25, p=.04). Social rank appraisals and duration of illness predicted 14.5% of the variance in insight scores. Conclusions. The relationship between insight and depressive reactions in people diagnosed with schizophrenia may be modulated by social rank appraisal.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLeod, Professor Hamish
Authors: McLeod, H.J., Coertze, L., and Moore, E.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:British Journal of Clinical Psychology
ISSN:0144-6657
ISSN (Online):2044-8260
Published Online:24 December 2010

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