Measuring overall defensive functioning with the Defense Style Questionnaire: a comparison of different scoring methods.

@article{Trijsburg2000MeasuringOD,
  title={Measuring overall defensive functioning with the Defense Style Questionnaire: a comparison of different scoring methods.},
  author={Rutger W Trijsburg and A van t' Spijker and Henricus L. Van and A. J. Hesselink and Hugo Joseph Duivenvoorden},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2000},
  volume={188 7},
  pages={
          432-9
        }
}
The evidence for the division of defenses measured with the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ) into immature, neurotic, and mature types appears to be lacking. We hypothesized that defenses can be represented unidimensionally. Classical multidimensional scaling was applied to the maturity ratings of items given by 279 experts. It appeared that the items of the DSQ can be represented unidimensionally. In a second study, two three-factor models of the DSQ were tested with confirmatory factor… CONTINUE READING
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