The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents

@inproceedings{Heaven2010TheDA,
  title={The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents},
  author={Patrick C. L. Heaven and Joseph Ciarrochi and Katherine Hurrell},
  year={2010}
}
Very little research with adolescents has examined the extent that alexithymia is distinctive from other potentially overlapping self-evaluative traits, or the extent that it is related to social and emotional wellbeing. Teenagers in Grade 8 (N = 796) completed self-report measures of alexithymia, self-esteem, trait hope, social support, and emotional well-being. Teachers also rated each student’s level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. Factor analysis showed that alexithymia was… CONTINUE READING