CORRELACIONANDO DEPRESSÃO, ANSIEDADE E TRAÇOS DE PSICOPATIA: UM ESTUDO COM INDIVÍDUOS PRIVADOS DE LIBERDADE
VARGAS, Fernanda de. CORRELATING DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND PSYCHOPATHY TRAITS: A STUDY WITH PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY. 2015. 61 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Psicologia) - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 2015.
Vargas, Fernanda de
This is a quantitative descriptive study, and it aimed to evaluate the levels of correlation between depression, anxiety and psychopathy traits in 25 prisoners in a city of Rio Grande do Sul. To collect the data, we used Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BDI and BAI), as well as the Hare Psychopathy Scale. We used the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), according to studies already conducted in Brazil. The interviews were conducted individually in a prison house. As main results, we found statistically significant correlation between depression and anxiety, and the total score of psychopathy was not correlated with anxiety, only with depression. On the other hand, the Factor 2 of the Scale, related to the behavioral aspect of the disorder, correlated with anxiety and depression. Therefore, we concluded that although some data were consistent with the literature, this research has shown results which were not obtained in previous studies. Thus, it highlights the need for further studies in the area.