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The Psychological Correlates of Dependency in the Jamaican Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.110
Pages: 
411–6
Synopsis: 
The correlates of the phenomenology of dependency in the Jamaican population using the 17 questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) are reported. One-quarter of the sample population studied reported problems with physiological and psychological dependency behaviour suggesting that they are still locked in a struggle for psychological independence.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To establish the prevalence of psychological dependency in the Jamaican society in order to examine the relationship between the psychological correlates of dependency and socio-political dependency in this post-colonial country.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

Correlates of Psychosexual Issues in the Jamaican Population

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.138
Pages: 
417–22
Synopsis: 
The correlates of psychosexual phenomenology in the Jamaican population using the seven questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) are presented. More than one-fifth of the sample reported some degree of heterosexual and homosexual dysfunction. Significant levels of multiple sexual partnerships and feelings of infidelity in a swathe of Jamaican people reveal underlying psychosexual anxiety and guilt, poor impulse control and difficulties with partner intimacy.

ABSTRACT 

Objective: To examine the relationship between the psychopathological correlates of psychosexual phenomena in post-colonial Jamaica.

Accepted: 
10 May, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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