The construct validity of social inhibition and the type-D taxonomy.

@article{Grande2010TheCV,
  title={The construct validity of social inhibition and the type-D taxonomy.},
  author={Gesine Grande and Heide Glaesmer and Marcus Roth},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={1103-12}
}
In contrast to the prognostic validity of the type-D personality, there is still little knowledge on the construct validity. In a sample of 102 healthy young adults the construct validity was analysed against the Big-Five dimensions, four of the 16 PF factors, and repressive emotion regulation. Social inhibition was associated with Apprehensiveness, and low scores in social competencies and self-deception. The three non-type-D clusters clearly differed; the restrained cluster emerged as… CONTINUE READING

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