Associations between psychosocial problems and personality disorders among Egyptian adolescents

Abd Elraqeep Elbheiry, Mahmoud Emam*

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The study investigated the relationship between psychosocial problems and personality disorders among a sample of 817 Egyptian adolescents (408 males and 409 females). Using 15 subscales from the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale (APS-long form) we assessed prevalence rates of a number of internalizing and externalizing psychosocial disorders. Additionally, we investigated whether there are gender differences in psychopathology among Egyptian adolescents and to what extent can psychosocial problems predict specific personality disorders. Stepwise multiple regression analyses showed that the participants experienced higher levels of PD, AV, and BD. Gender differences were found in certain personality disorders as well as in externalizing and internalizing psychosocial problems. A number of externalizing and internalizing psychosocial problems were highly predictive of specific personality disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere78
JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • egyptian adolescents
  • gender differences
  • personality disorders
  • psychopathology
  • psychosocial problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • General Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language


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