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Convergence and divergence among self-report psychopathy measures: a personality-based approach.
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PMID:  16776555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study examined, in a sample of 346 undergraduates, the convergence and divergence of three self-report measures of psychopathy; the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (Lillienfeld & Andrews, 1996), the Self-Report Psychopathy scale (Hare, Harpur, & Hemphill, 1989), and the Five Factor Psychopathy Index (Miller, Lynam, Widiger, & Leukefeld, 2001). Measures demonstrated strong convergence at the total score level, but weak convergence at the factor level. Correlations with domains and facets of the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (Costa & McCrae, 1992) provided personality parsings of each measure. Across measures, psychopathy was composed of low Agreeableness, low Conscientiousness and a blend of high and low facets of Neuroticism and Extraversion. Divergence among subscales was due to differences in personality characteristics assessed. Additionally, the potential moderating effects of sex were also examined, but very few were identified. Implications of these results and future directions are discussed.
Karen J Derefinko; Donald R Lynam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality disorders     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0885-579X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pers. Disord.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-16     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  2009-01-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710838     Medline TA:  J Pers Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506-0044, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antisocial Personality Disorder / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Personality Inventory*
Reproducibility of Results
Self Assessment (Psychology)*
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Factors
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