Personality Disorders Role in Explanation of Executive Functions Deficiency in Offenders
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Abstract:
Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of personality disorders in explanation of executive functions deficiency in offenders.
Materials and Methods
This descriptive-correlation study was performed in all male prisoners of Mashhad, Iran, Central Prison Advisory Units in 2017. Using a random sampling method, a unit of 100 individuals was selected among youth counseling units. In order to collect data, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale were used. Correlation analysis and power evaluation of personality disorders in explanation of executive functions deficiency were done using Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression tests, respectively. All calculations were performed as SPSS 21 software.
Findings: The total score of executive functions deficiency was 182.98±45.83, which was the highest score for depressed personality with mean 72.92±80.8. The dependent personality disorder in first (r=0.55; r=0.55) and after that the obsessive-personality disorder (r=0.52; r=0.52) were in the highest correlation with total score of executive functions deficiency. According to the experimental results, obsessive compulsive, affective and schizotypal personality disorders with predictive coefficients of -0.34, 0.30 and 0.24, had the highest ability to explain the failure of executive actions.
Conclusion
Some of the personality disorders can have an effective role in executive functions deficiency.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Police Medicine, Volume:7 Issue:2, 2018
Pages:
63 - 67
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