A bifactorial solution to the psychopathy checklist screening version in a sample of civil psychiatric patients

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344201
Title:
A bifactorial solution to the psychopathy checklist screening version in a sample of civil psychiatric patients
Authors:
Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Hyland, Philip; Debowska, Agata
Abstract:
Background: There is considerable debate about the underlying factor structure of the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL: SV). An established view is that it reflects a unitary construct underpinned by two correlated factors. More recent research has, however, undermined this conceptualisation. Aims: Our aim was to compare 10 competing models of the PCL: SV in a sample of civil psychiatric patients. Method: Ten distinct factor models were specified and tested using conventional confirmatory factor analytic techniques, along with confirmatory bifactor modelling. Results: A bifactor model, including two general factors (interpersonal-affective and antisocial-lifestyle), and four subordinate factors (interpersonal, affective, antisocial, and lifestyle) provided the best fit to the data. The reliability of the conceptualisation was supported through the use of composite reliability, and the differential relationships exhibited between the general factors and measures of personality, impulsivity, and mental health. Conclusions: The results suggest that two general factors should be taken into account when interpreting the PCL:SV for clinical purposes.
Affiliation:
University of Huddersfield ; Manchester Metropolitan University ; National College of Ireland ; University of Chester
Citation:
Accepted for publication in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. Appeared online 31/3/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Accepted for publication in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
Publication Date:
31-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344201
DOI:
10.1002/cbm.1956
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1471-2857
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: FULL CITE, which has been published in final form at [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbm.1956/ This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
ISSN:
0957-9664
EISSN:
1471-2857
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Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorBoduszek, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorDhingra, Katieen
dc.contributor.authorHyland, Philipen
dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-04T16:30:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-04T16:30:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-31en
dc.identifier.citationAccepted for publication in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. Appeared online 31/3/2015en
dc.identifier.issn0957-9664en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/cbm.1956en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/344201en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: FULL CITE, which has been published in final form at [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbm.1956/ This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is considerable debate about the underlying factor structure of the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL: SV). An established view is that it reflects a unitary construct underpinned by two correlated factors. More recent research has, however, undermined this conceptualisation. Aims: Our aim was to compare 10 competing models of the PCL: SV in a sample of civil psychiatric patients. Method: Ten distinct factor models were specified and tested using conventional confirmatory factor analytic techniques, along with confirmatory bifactor modelling. Results: A bifactor model, including two general factors (interpersonal-affective and antisocial-lifestyle), and four subordinate factors (interpersonal, affective, antisocial, and lifestyle) provided the best fit to the data. The reliability of the conceptualisation was supported through the use of composite reliability, and the differential relationships exhibited between the general factors and measures of personality, impulsivity, and mental health. Conclusions: The results suggest that two general factors should be taken into account when interpreting the PCL:SV for clinical purposes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1471-2857en
dc.subjectPSL:SVen
dc.subjectbifactorial modellingen
dc.subjectconfirmatory factor analysisen
dc.subjectpsychopathyen
dc.titleA bifactorial solution to the psychopathy checklist screening version in a sample of civil psychiatric patientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2857en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfield ; Manchester Metropolitan University ; National College of Ireland ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalAccepted for publication in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Healthen
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