Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0102-3772
MONTES, Ronald Maeso and VAZ, Cícero Emidio. Affective and emotional conditions in women with premestrual syndrome on the Z-Test and IDATE. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.3, pp. 261-267. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722003000300008.
The present research aimed to investigate the affective-emotional conditions in women suffering of premenstrual syndrome, compared with others without premenstrual syndrome. Forty three university students, between 18 and 45 years old, formed the sample. The subjects were divided in two different groups by the following way: Group 1, with 25 women suffering premenstrual syndrome, and Group 2, with 18 women without this symptoms. It was used as set of instruments the Zulliger technique (T-Test) and Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI); it was used the t-Test for independent.samples, for comparative analysis of data between two different groups. The significant level of acceptance chosen was p < .05. The results indicate that the group of women with premenstrual syndrome react with more intensity of emotion, losing the emotional control, than the group of women without these symptoms.
Keywords : premenstrual syndrome; affective conditions; emotional conditions; emotional control; Z-Teste; IDATE.