The Rorschach Egocentricity Index in subjects with intellectual disability: A study on the incidence of different psychological pathologies

G. Colucci, A. Pellicciotta, S. Buono, S. F. Di Nuovo

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The aims of the present research were to assess the level of self-concern in people with intellectual disability using the Rorschach Egocentricity Index, to correlate the Index with other Rorschach and IQ variables, and to study the effect of associated psychological pathology. The Rorschach Inkblot Test and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale were administered to a group of 75 subjects with intellectual disability, aged between 18 and 38 years, who were divided into subgroups according to their additional diagnosis (i.e. personality disorders, psychosis and depression). A fourth subgroup was composed of people with intellectual disability but without other pathologies. The Egocentricity Index was very low in the subjects with intellectual disability and differences were a result of the effects of additional psychological pathologies. The meaning of the measurement of egocentricity in people with intellectual disability is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998



  • Egocentricity
  • Mental retardation
  • Psychological pathology
  • Rorschach test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Education
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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