La interacción entre el locus de control, los síntomas psicóticos sub-clínicos y el bienestar psicológico de los blancos y las minorías étnicas

Translated title of the contribution: The interplay among locus of control, sub-clinical psychotic symptoms and psychological Well-Being in whites and ethnic minorities

Marc Joshua Weintraub, Amy G Weisman, Saneya H. Tawfik

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

An external locus of control has largely been associated with worse psychological well-being. In general, patients with schizophrenia demonstrate a more external locus of control compared to non-psychiatric populations. Prior research in schizophrenia also suggests that the relationship between greater psychotic symptoms and decreased psychological well-being is stronger for individuals who endorse a more external locus of control. This relationship has not been tested in a non-clinical population. In an ethnically diverse sample of 420 participants, this study found, in line with hypotheses, that a more external locus of control was negatively associated with psychological well-being. While sub-clinical psychotic symptoms were negatively associated with psychological well-being, locus of control did not moderate the overall relationship between sub-clinical psychosis and psychological well-being as expected. Secondary analyses examined the relationships between sub-clinical psychotic symptoms, locus of control and psychological well-being by ethnicity and suggested that ethnicity moderated the relationship between an external locus of control and decreased well-being. In other words, for minorities there was a relationship between greater external locus of control and decreased well-being, but not for Whites.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)413-424
Number of pages12
JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Internal-External Control
Psychology
Schizophrenia
Psychotic Disorders
Population
Research

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Locus of control
  • Psychological well-being
  • Sub-clinical psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

La interacción entre el locus de control, los síntomas psicóticos sub-clínicos y el bienestar psicológico de los blancos y las minorías étnicas. / Weintraub, Marc Joshua; Weisman, Amy G; Tawfik, Saneya H.

In: Interamerican Journal of Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2015, p. 413-424.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{39c9ed539e1a45b59ef3c8a334633f0c,
title = "La interacci{\'o}n entre el locus de control, los s{\'i}ntomas psic{\'o}ticos sub-cl{\'i}nicos y el bienestar psicol{\'o}gico de los blancos y las minor{\'i}as {\'e}tnicas",
abstract = "An external locus of control has largely been associated with worse psychological well-being. In general, patients with schizophrenia demonstrate a more external locus of control compared to non-psychiatric populations. Prior research in schizophrenia also suggests that the relationship between greater psychotic symptoms and decreased psychological well-being is stronger for individuals who endorse a more external locus of control. This relationship has not been tested in a non-clinical population. In an ethnically diverse sample of 420 participants, this study found, in line with hypotheses, that a more external locus of control was negatively associated with psychological well-being. While sub-clinical psychotic symptoms were negatively associated with psychological well-being, locus of control did not moderate the overall relationship between sub-clinical psychosis and psychological well-being as expected. Secondary analyses examined the relationships between sub-clinical psychotic symptoms, locus of control and psychological well-being by ethnicity and suggested that ethnicity moderated the relationship between an external locus of control and decreased well-being. In other words, for minorities there was a relationship between greater external locus of control and decreased well-being, but not for Whites.",
keywords = "Ethnicity, Locus of control, Psychological well-being, Sub-clinical psychosis",
author = "Weintraub, {Marc Joshua} and Weisman, {Amy G} and Tawfik, {Saneya H.}",
year = "2015",
language = "Spanish",
volume = "49",
pages = "413--424",
journal = "Revista Interamericana de psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology",
issn = "0034-9690",
publisher = "Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - La interacción entre el locus de control, los síntomas psicóticos sub-clínicos y el bienestar psicológico de los blancos y las minorías étnicas

AU - Weintraub, Marc Joshua

AU - Weisman, Amy G

AU - Tawfik, Saneya H.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - An external locus of control has largely been associated with worse psychological well-being. In general, patients with schizophrenia demonstrate a more external locus of control compared to non-psychiatric populations. Prior research in schizophrenia also suggests that the relationship between greater psychotic symptoms and decreased psychological well-being is stronger for individuals who endorse a more external locus of control. This relationship has not been tested in a non-clinical population. In an ethnically diverse sample of 420 participants, this study found, in line with hypotheses, that a more external locus of control was negatively associated with psychological well-being. While sub-clinical psychotic symptoms were negatively associated with psychological well-being, locus of control did not moderate the overall relationship between sub-clinical psychosis and psychological well-being as expected. Secondary analyses examined the relationships between sub-clinical psychotic symptoms, locus of control and psychological well-being by ethnicity and suggested that ethnicity moderated the relationship between an external locus of control and decreased well-being. In other words, for minorities there was a relationship between greater external locus of control and decreased well-being, but not for Whites.

AB - An external locus of control has largely been associated with worse psychological well-being. In general, patients with schizophrenia demonstrate a more external locus of control compared to non-psychiatric populations. Prior research in schizophrenia also suggests that the relationship between greater psychotic symptoms and decreased psychological well-being is stronger for individuals who endorse a more external locus of control. This relationship has not been tested in a non-clinical population. In an ethnically diverse sample of 420 participants, this study found, in line with hypotheses, that a more external locus of control was negatively associated with psychological well-being. While sub-clinical psychotic symptoms were negatively associated with psychological well-being, locus of control did not moderate the overall relationship between sub-clinical psychosis and psychological well-being as expected. Secondary analyses examined the relationships between sub-clinical psychotic symptoms, locus of control and psychological well-being by ethnicity and suggested that ethnicity moderated the relationship between an external locus of control and decreased well-being. In other words, for minorities there was a relationship between greater external locus of control and decreased well-being, but not for Whites.

KW - Ethnicity

KW - Locus of control

KW - Psychological well-being

KW - Sub-clinical psychosis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84995555376&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84995555376&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84995555376

VL - 49

SP - 413

EP - 424

JO - Revista Interamericana de psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology

JF - Revista Interamericana de psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology

SN - 0034-9690

IS - 3

ER -