Investigating the Moderating Role of Self-Knowledge Processes and self-control in the Relationship between Childhood Traumas and the Severity of Borderline Personality Traits

Author(s): Naser Goodarzi, Amir Hossein Komijani* and Vahid Doniavi

Background: Previous research shows that neglecting the basic needs of the child or physical and sexual abuse during the first years of life has a significant relationship with developing of BPD symptoms. So, the present study aimed to investigate the moderating role of self-knowledge processes and self-control in the relationship between childhood traumas and the severity of borderline personality traits. Materials & Method: Based on convenience sampling method 109 individuals were assessed by Child Abuse and Trauma Scale (Sanders & Becker-Lausen), Integrative Self-Knowledge Scale (Ghorbani, Watson & Hargis), Mindfulness Scale (Brown & Ryan), Self-Control Scale (Tangney, Baumeister & Boone), and the Borderline Personality Scale (Claridge & Broks). Result: The hierarchical regressions showed that mindfulness, self-knowledge and self-control can predict the severity of borderline personality traits directly (p <0.01); however, they did not play the moderating role (p> 0.01). Conclusion: Self-regulation processes do not moderate the severity of traumas and borderline personality traits and they merely act as predictor variables.


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