Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   JUNE-JULY 2017 , Volume 19 , Number 2 #G0063; Page(s) 152 To 157.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEUROTICISM AND PSYCHOTIC PERSONALITY TRAITS WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES IN SOLDIERS IN MILITARY BARRACKS

 
 
Author(s):  KARAMI JAHANGIR, HATAMIAN PEIMAN*, MORADI ASIE
 
* PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, RAZI UNIVERSITY, KERMANSHAH, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Aim: Given the importance of the role of soldiers in each countries security, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between neuroticism and psychotic personality traits with soldiers' suicidal tendencies in the military barracks of Kermanshah city.
Methods: The research method was descriptive correlation. The sample consisted of 435 soldiers, currently serving in the military garrison in Kermanshah city in 2016, who were selected by cluster sampling method. They were evaluated by using an adult's personality questionnaire of "Essence" and a suicidal ideation questionnaire of "Beck". Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analysis by the SPSS-18 software.
Results: The results showed that there are significant relationships between neuroticism and psychotic personality traits with soldiers' suicidal tendencies. This means that the correlation coefficients between psychotic and neuroticism with suicidal ideation score were 0.41 and 0.39 respectively, both of which were significant (P<0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results, it can be said that neuroticism and psychotic personality traits can predict the suicidal behaviors of soldiers. This means that as neurotic and psychotic personality traits grows, the tendency to suicide increases and vice versa.

 
Keyword(s): SOLDIERS, NEUROTICISM, PSYCHOTIC, SUICIDE
 
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