The relationship between alexithymia and the locus of control with Type D Personality among students

Type D personality as a factor increases the psychological turmoil، health issues and unpleasant clinical consequences and has devastating effects on physical and psychological health of individuals. The aim of this study was the determination and relationship between alexithymia and the locus of control with Type D personality among students. The sample included 92 students (64 girls and 28 boys) who were selected by multistage random sampling. To gather data، the questionnaire of Toronto Alexithymia Scale (Bagbay، Parker & Taylor، 1994)، Locus of Control (Rotter، 1996) and Type D personality (Denollet، 1998) were used. The results of Pearson correlation showed that there is a meaningful relationship between Type D personality with superficial thought (P=0/005) and External locus of control (P=0/002). Also the results of regression showed that there is a meaningful relationship between alexithymia with Social Inhibition (b=0/30)، Negative Emotion (b=0/22) and External locus of control (b=0/21) and it can predict these factors. The results of this study convey the importance and the necessity of considering the question of identifying the locus of control and the correct guidance of it and also the manner of individuals'' emotional expressiveness and the prevention of its improper practices. This study، also tries to decrease consequences of the negative factors associated with Type D personality to the level of minimum.
personality and individual differences, Volume:3 Issue: 5, 2014
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