ISSN : 2733-4538
This study replicated and extended Green & Walker(1984)'s study which had investigated attentional performances of schizophrenia by using digit span tasks. Schizophrenic patients were divided into three subgroups : Positive, mixed, and negative group. The results are contrary to Green & Walker's study. Negative and mixed group showed significant intrusions when compared to normal controls. The difference between non distracter and distracter conditions was significant in positive and mixed group. The results of our analysis of Covariance with anxiety as a covariate indicated that the group effect was not influenced, however, the difference between the two conditions disappeared.