Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2018

Self Image [Schemas] of Skin Patients: Difference between Optimists and Pessimists

Vijaya Kumari T R

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Promod Shivacharan

Associate Professor and chair person, Department of Psychology [PG], Karnatak University, Dharwad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.086/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.086


The present study intended to find out the difference in negative and positive self schemas between skin patients with optimistic and pessimistic outlook along with socio demographic variables. A total of 300 patients were selected, of which150 optimist (51 male and 99 female) and 150 pessimist (58 male, 92 female) skin patients.  They were administered with LOT®, Brief Core Schema Scale (BCSS). The results were analyzed with descriptive statistics and ANOVA. The results revealed that no significant difference existed in negative schema between optimistic and pessimistic skin patients along with socio demographic variables. But significant difference exists in positive schemas between the groups. As far as the influence of demographic variables is considered, only in optimistic patients with different education levels differed significantly in their in positive schemas, where respondents having lower educational qualifications (SSLC and PUC) had lesser scores than rest of the respondents with higher educational qualifications.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018