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An anti-social personality for an anti-social habit? The relationship between multi-dimensional schizotypy, “normal” personality, ad cigarette smoking

Burch, G., Hemsley, D. R. and Corr, P. J. (2008). An anti-social personality for an anti-social habit? The relationship between multi-dimensional schizotypy, “normal” personality, ad cigarette smoking. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 8(1), pp. 23-35.

Abstract

The association between psychoticism (asocial-schizotypy) and cigarette smoking appears to be well established in the literature. However, findings from research examining the relationship between smoking and positive-schizotypy is less consistent, with some studies reporting higher positive-schizotypy in smokers, and other studies reporting no differences. This may be somewhat surprising given that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia are known to smoke considerably more cigarettes than is typical of the general population, and that positive-schizotypy is phenotypically more closely linked to schizophrenia than asocial-schizotypy. This paper describes necessary further analysis into the relationship between cigarette smoking and multi-dimensional schizotypy (as measured by the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences), with the additional benefit of “normal” personality data included in the analysis. Personality (both schizotypal and normal) and cigarette smoking data from 182 participants were collated and analysed. Results found that the personality variables associated with asocial-schizotypy were the only reliable predictors of smoking status.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Asocial-schizotypy, EPQ, NEO, O-LIFE, Positive-schizotypy, Psychoticism, Schizophrenia, Empirical quantitative study
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2782
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