Self-concept and introversion in adolescents with cleft lip and palate

Martin Persson, Gustaf Aniansson, Magnus Becker, Henry Svensson

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The purpose of this study was to investigate if adolescents with cleft lip, or palate, or both (CLP), have an altered self-concept, and to assess their degree of introversion, compared with a control group. The CLP group consisted of 55 adolescents (aged 17-20 years) and the control group consisted of 31 adolescents (16-19 years). The Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) was used to measure the subjects' self-concept, while the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Inventory (EPQ-I) was used to measure introversion. The results indicate that those with CLP have a normal or even a high self-concept, and no signs of introversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-7
Number of pages17
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


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