2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Associations among Schizotypy, Stress and Coping in a College Student Sample
Alicia N. Lee
Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

This study explored the associations among schizotypy, (poor) coping and perceived stress in a college student sample. It was hypothesized that college students higher in schizotypy would engage in less adaptive coping behaviors, which would predict greater perceived stress. Participants (N = 162) attended one 50-minute research session in which they completed several self report measures. In support of the hypothesis, magical ideation and social anhedonia were predictive of higher levels of perceived stress. It was found that students who blame themselves, engage in wishful thinking or avoid stress-inducing situations had significantly higher levels of schizotypy. This research may support development or prevention techniques to help individuals with high schizotypy reduce their risk of schizophrenia.

Keywords: Schizotypy, Stress, Coping, mediation


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 12-3
Location: VH 1232
Time: 9:00

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