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Logical inconsistency in construct relationships: Conflict or complexity?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
JournalBritish Journal of Medical Psychology
Volume56
Issue1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Abstract

The study examines repertory grid measures of conflict. Evidence is provided that neurotic disorder is associated with high levels of logical consistency in construct relationships, particularly in those concerning ‘symptom constructs’, but this is found to be in large part a function of a relationship between neurotic disorder and high intensity of construct relationships. No significant changes in conflict scores are found during psychological therapy, but high conflict scores are associated with clinical allocation to, and improvement in, group psychotherapy and lack of conflict to allocation to, and improvement in, behaviour therapy.

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