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Autodestruktywność pośrednia jako przejaw dezadaptacji do życia w rodzinie
Chronic Self‐destructiveness as a Manifestation of Disadaptation to Family Life

Author(s): Wojciech Gruszczyński, Andrzej Dryja
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: chronic self-destructiveness; family

Summary/Abstract: Chronic self-destructiveness is a relatively well-recognized term in literature, especially inPolish. This term appeared in psychological literature in the 1980’s. One of the creators of the definitionwas Kelley K. (1985), the author of a scale used for the examination of signs of this syndrome.Chronic self-destructiveness means a tendency to choose behaviour patterns that increase the probabilityof positive consequences for a given person. Gernsbacher L.M. (1985) claims that it is a chronicmanifestation of the so-called „suicide syndrome”, which is also observed in adults. The authorspresent a review of currently available literature, including their own or co-written 12 scientific publications.The impact of some manifestations of chronic self-destructiveness, i.e. transgressive behaviour,health negligence, personal and social negligence, passivity, and inattention, on family functioningwas discussed. According to the authors, the manifestations and forms of chronic selfdestructivenessare specific behavioural disorders, which – based on the ICD-10 Classification – areclosely correlated and discussed together with personality disorders.

  • Issue Year: 7/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 107-122
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish