The Relationship between Alexithymia, Psychosomatic Symptoms and Personality
TANG Qiu-ping,ZHANG Fu-quan,DENG Yun-long,WANG Ran-ran The Third Xiangya Hospital,Central South University,Changsha 410013,China
Objective: To explore the relationship between the alexithymia and the assessment of psychosomatic symptoms and personality characteristics.Methods:290 university medical students were tested by Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26), Symptom Checktlist 90 (SCL-90, not containing the psychotic subscale). 178 of them were also tested by Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ). Correlation and regression analyse were carried out. Results: ①TAS had significantly positive relation with subscales of SCL-90 ( P =0.000). The value of correlation were from 0.176 to 0.366. The value of correlation between TAS and obsessive-compulsive subscale is the highest. ②TAS had significant correlation with Extroversion (E) and Neurotism (N) dimension. ③Compared with other subscales, the obsessive-compulsive subscale and the Extroversion dimension had higher effect on the TAS score. Conclusion: Alexithymia had low to middle level of relation with the assessment of psychosomatic symptoms and personality characteristics in college students.
【CateGory Index】： B848