ROLE OF PSYCHOSIS PRONENESS AS A MODERATOR VARIABLE IN PREDICTING SUICIDE IDEATION AMONG MALES AND FEMALES
Kumar, U., Defence Institute of Psychological Research, India
The present study was designed to examine the role of psychosis proneness as a moderator variable in predicting suicide ideation among males and females. Data were collected by using Scale of Suicide Ideation, Hopelessness Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Dysfunctional Attitude Scale, Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Embedded Figure Test & Life Experience Survey. Findings suggest that (i) In case of high psychosis prone males, suicide ideation is associated positively with depression and field-dependence (cognitive rigidity), and negatively with verbal flexibility. (2) In case of low psychosis prone males, depression, cognitive rigidity and verbal flexibility are irrelevant from the view point of suicide ideation. (3) In case of high psychosis prone females, suicide ideation correlates positively with depression, field-dependence, hopelessness and social desirability but in case of low psychosis prone females, suicide ideation and social desirability have shown significant factor loading with a complete exclusion of depression, hoplessness, and cognitive rigidity from the factor structure.