Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 9 - 2021
Type D Personality as a Predictor of COVID-19-Related Dysfunctional Anxiety and Psychological Trauma
Leslie Rodriguez1*, Hilary DeShong2 and Michael Shriner3
1Johnson and Johnson, Jacksonville, FL , United States
2Mississippi State University, Starksville, MS, United States
3Northcentral University, San Diego, CA, United States
*Corresponding Author: Leslie Rodriguez, Johnson and Johnson, Jacksonville, FL, United States.
Received: July 13, 2021; Published: September 25, 2021


Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to determine whether individual with Type D personality were at risk of experiencing COVID-19-related dysfunctional anxiety and psychological trauma.

Methods: The prevalence of COVID-19-related anxiety was measured using the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, psychological trauma was measured using the International Trauma Questionnaire, and Type D personality was assessed using the Type D Scale-14 (DS-14). Study was comprised of 203 participants.

Results: Individuals with Type D personality have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in dysfunctional anxiety and psychological trauma. An independent samples t-test indicated a significant effect t(172) = 6.00, p < .0001, a chi-square analysis indicated significantly more cases of PTSD and complex PTSD within the Type D personality group X2(2, N = 203) = 31.07, p < .0001.

Conclusion: Type D personality is a predictor of COVID-19-related dysfunctional anxiety and psychological trauma.

Keywords: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Dysfunctional Anxiety; Pandemic; Psychological Trauma; Type D Personality


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Citation: Leslie Rodriguez., et al. “Type D Personality as a Predictor of COVID-19-Related Dysfunctional Anxiety and Psychological Trauma”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 10.9 (2021): 01-11.

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