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Investigating the relationships between alexithymia characteristics, meta-cognitive features and mental problems in high school students in İstanbul

Gizem Uzal, Mesut Yavuz, Burak Akdeniz, Selda Çallı, Nurullah Bolat.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the relationships between alexithymic personality traits and meta-cognitive problems, and psychological and behavioral problems associated with alexithymia in adolescents. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 570 high school students (58% female, n=331; 42% male, n=239) in five high schools in İstanbul. Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Meta-Cognition Questionnaire for Children and Adolescent (MCQ-C) and Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used. The parents were asked to complete Socio-demographic Questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS 24 program and statistical significance level was set at p

Key words: Alexithymia, meta-cognition, behavior, emotion



Article Language: Turkish English



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