The role of neuroticism facets in prediction of borderline personality symptoms

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

2 Department of Psychology, Shahid Madani University of Azerbaijan, Tabriz, Iran



Borderline personality disorder is a problematic and debilitating disorder characterized by problems in emotion regulation, impulsivity, and interpersonal problems.The present study aimed to address the role of neuroticism facets in prediction Symptoms of borderline personality disorder. The research method was cross-sectional and correlation study. The statistical population of the study was the students of the Islamic Azad University of Tabriz (31447 people) in 2020-2021. The sample size according to Morgan's table was 400 students. The subjects were selected by Convenience Sampling method and they completed online questionnaires of Neuroticism questionnaire and Borderline Personality Scale. Data analysis was performed by structural equation modeling method. The software used for analysis were SPSS and smart pls. The results showed, anxiety (ß=0.86, P<0.05), anger (ß=0.43, P<0.05), depression(ß=0.16, P<0.05) had significant relationships with hopelessness. Anxiety (ß=0.164, P<0.05), anger (ß=0.22, P<0.05), depression (ß=0.162, P<0.05),self-conscious(ß=0.24, P<0.05), Impulsivity (ß=0.76, P<0.05) had significant relationships with impulsivity. Anxiety (ß=0.21, P<0.05), depression (ß=0.84, P<0.05), self-conscious(ß=0.17, P<0.05), Impulsivity (ß=0.13, P<0.05) had significant relationships with dissociation.Therefore, findings revealed that neuroticism can be an important construct in predicting BPD symptoms in clinical intervention, focusing on neuroticism symptoms and reduction of negative reactions will be useful targets to reduce signs of BPD.