Dmytro Kharchenko, Yuliia Chystovska. Correlation of Anxiety and Psychosomatic Disturbances.

(2017) Science and education, 9, 26-29. Odessa.


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Dmytro Kharchenko,
Doctor of Psychology, professor, head of the Department of Psychology,
Yuliia Chystovska,
PhD (Candidate of Psychological Sciences), associate professor,
Department of Psychology,
The Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy,
81, Shevchenko Boulevard, Cherkasy, Ukraine,


CORRELATION OF ANXIETY AND PSYCHOSOMATIC DISTURBANCES


SUMMARY:

The paper aims to study the level of state and trait types of anxiety, as well as the level of psychosomatic disorders in people with different degrees of anxiety. 187 students aged 18-43 years took part in the experiment. The following methods were applied in the research: in order to study the level of state and trait anxiety State-Trait Anxiety Inventory by Spielberger was used, the psychosomatic aspects of physical disorders were investigated using the Giesener Beschwerdebogen – a questionnaire designed to detect a subjective map of patients’ physical suffering. The processing of the received data was carried out using statistical software Statistica v. 7.0 and SPSS v.13. The Student t-test was used to verify the reliability of the results obtained. According to inter-correlation analysis of the indicators of intensity of psychosomatic disturbances and anxiety, all psychosomatic complaints correlate both with state and trait types of anxiety. It has been concluded that the intensity of psychosomatic disturbances correlates with the level of both state and trait types of anxiety. It can also be concluded that people with high trait anxiety tend to have high state anxiety.


KEYWORDS:

state anxiety, trait anxiety, psychosomatic disorders.


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