The relationship between stress levels and personality types among adolescents diagnosed with acne vulgaris
The purpose of this explorative study was to investigate the relationship between stress and personality type. A sample of 44 adolescents presenting with Grades I, II and III of acne vulgaris were selected. Measures were collected on the Life Stressors and Resources Inventory- Youth Form (LISRES-Y) of Moos and Moos (1994) and the Jung Personality Questionnaire (JPQ) ofDu Toit (1992). The results of this study indicate that adolescents with acne vulgaris report higher than average stress levels in certain life domains, and tend to be more introverted than extraverted. Implications of these findings are discussed.
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