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Eysenckian personality dimensions and alexithymia: Examining the overlap in terms of perceived autonomic arousal

Author(s): Mandal, M. K.

Journal/Book: Pers Indiv Differ. 1996; 20: The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, England OX5 1GB. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. 499-504.

Abstract: The inter-relationships of alexithymia, Eysenckian personality dimensions, and perceived autonomic arousal were examined (N = 200). Alexithymia correlated positively with neuroticism and perceived autonomic arousal. Extraversion correlated negatively with alexithymia, and only sociability contributed to this negative relationship. Tendency to focus on autonomic arousal (i.e. perceived arousal) was found to be a potential variable for explaining the overlap between alexithymia and Eysenckian personality dimensions. The possibility that alexithymia is a personality construct associated with autonomic arousal has been discussed.

Note: Article R Pandey, Banaras Hindu Univ, Dept Psychol, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India

Keyword(s): SOMATIC COMPLAINTS; SCALE; RESPONSES


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