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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sikkema, Kathleen J.
URN etd-09082012-040536
Title Psychosocial variables in the prediction of somatic complaints with applications to stress-related disorders
Degree Master of Science
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Neff, Debra F. Committee Chair
Ollendick, Thomas H. Committee Member
Winett, Richard A. Committee Member
  • Medical care
Date of Defense 1988-07-05
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In Study 1, 280 undergraduate students (177 female, 103 male) were administered a battery of questionnaires assessing functional somatic symptoms, psychosocial variables, and behavioral responses to health—related situations. Significant predictors of functional somatic symptoms differed for females and males. The amount of stress experienced, perceived susceptibility to illness, perceived barriers to health care and level of pain tolerance were significant predictors for males. Significant predictors for females included perceived susceptibility to illness, amount of stress experienced, and not responding to health—related situations by seeking medical attention. A discriminant analysis correctly classified 21.25% of these groups.

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