The aim of our scientific research is a complex clinical and health psychological approach of patients suffering from different systemic autoimmune diseases. The present study investigated the relationship of resilience to personality temperament and character factors in systemic autoimmune disorders. An earlier study dealt with the relation of personality traits and resilience (Campbell- Sills et al, 2005) in a sample of college students and found relationship between NEO Five Factor Inventory and Connor-Davidson’s Resilience Scale. ln our study we examined the temperament and character factors of personality and their associations to resilience. Measures included Cloninger’s Temperament and character lnventory (TCI, 1993), CD-RISC (connor-Davidson, 2003) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS; Zigmond-Snaith, 1983).
we compared patients suffered in different systemic autoimmune disorders (SLE, RA, SSC) to a general sample and a chronic non-autoimmune locomotor disordered patients. The presentation shows the temperament and character features of the different samples. Further results support hypotheses regarding the relationship of resilience to personality traits. Resilience was higher in the general group than in the diseased samples. Resilience was negatively associated with Harm avoidance, Anxiety, Depression, positively related to Novelty seeking and Self-directedness. Co-variance analyses disclosed additional relationships among resilience and personality dimensions. This research was supported by the Hungarian OTKA grant K71754.