Comparison of personality traits and attachment style and high-risk behavior in normal adolescents with conduct disorder

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Counseling, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran.

2 Department of counseling, Abhar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abhar, Iran.


The aim of this study is to compare the personality traits, dependence types and high-risk behaviors of teen boys with normal and conduct disorders. Method: A post-event type descriptive study was conducted. The statistical population of this study included all male teens with conduct disorder. Among them 70 were selected by simple random selection in late 2020 (35 with normal conduct disorder from the training center of Qom and 35 normal teens). The questionnaire was done through the 60-item Short Form Revised NEO Personality Inventory Traits Questionnaire (NEO-FFI), the 18-article Adult Attachment Scale by Collins & Read (1990), and the 11-Question High-Risk Behavior Questionnaire by Shojaei Baghini (2008). They were analyzed using variance of multivariate analysis test and T2 test, performed by version 24 of SPSS software. Results: The results showed that the sources using multivariate analysis of variance statistical technology show that 5 components of personality traits in normal and normal conduct teens are different from each other. At least in the component of insecure attachment there is a significant difference between the two groups. Also, the results of desired t-test analysis showed that under the assumption of equality of variance in the two groups, teens with normal and conduct disorder in high-risk behavioral variables, have significant difference with each other. Conclusion: The results of the present study can be used in people with conduct disorder problems and criminals in order to help them decrease their high-risk behaviors.


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