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Investigating the relationship between the symptoms of personality and nightmare disorders among female students in Shahreza

 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Zahra Yousefi,
Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Arghavanie St., Jey Sharghi St., Isfahan, P.O. Box 81595-158
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.204123

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was any significant relationship between personality disorder symptoms and nightmare disorder symptoms among high school girls in Shahreza County on 2014–2015 academic year. Methodology: The design of the study was descriptive and of correlative type. The statistical populations of this study included preuniversity students from Shahreza County. A sample of 300 students was chosen through simple random sampling method. The research instruments included Millon clinical multiaxial inventory-III and nightmare disorder symptoms questionnaire. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation test and multiple regressions. Results: The results of the study indicated that there was a positive and significant relationship among personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and negativistic personality disorder with nightmare disorder symptoms. In addition, the results revealed that narcissistic personality disorder has a negative and significant relationship with nightmare disorder symptoms. Conclusion: In regression analysis, the results showed that histrionic, narcissistic, and dependent personality disorders could predict nightmare disorder symptoms. Thus, it can be concluded that change in dependent, histrionic, pessimistic, and narcissistic personality disorders with change in nightmare disorder symptoms.

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