Critical evaluation of psychopathy measurement (PCL-R and SRP-III/SF) and recommendations for future research

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594773
Title:
Critical evaluation of psychopathy measurement (PCL-R and SRP-III/SF) and recommendations for future research
Authors:
Boduszek, Daniel; Debowska, Agata
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to review, summarize, and critically engage with the most recent findings into the dimensionality of the PCL-R, SRP-III, and SRP-SF. Another objective was to provide a set of directions for future research. Methods: A search in PubMed, PsychInfo, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, and Google Scholar was performed. Twenty-one studies examining the dimensionality of the PCL-R and 11 studies assessing the factor structure of the SRP- III and SRP-SF were identified. Results: A critical review of the studies revealed inconsistent findings as to the underlying structure of the PCL-R and SRP-III/SF. Research has been limited by methodological and conceptual weaknesses, which calls into question the applicability of its findings. As such, it is suggested that prior results should be interpreted with caution. Conclusion: Future research should test competing models derived on the basis of previous research and theory, report the results of a differential predictive validity or alternative test, provide all relevant fit indices, utilize new data sets of appropriate size, avoid parceling procedures with short scales, and report the results of composite reliability.
Affiliation:
University of Huddersfield; SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Katowice, Poland; University of Chester
Citation:
Boduszek, D., & Debowska, A. (2016). Critical evaluation of psychopathy measurement (PCL-R and SRP-III/SF) and recommendations for future research. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 1-12. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.004
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Criminal Justice
Publication Date:
28-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594773
DOI:
doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.004
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-criminal-justice/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0047-2352
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBoduszek, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T12:47:49Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-25T12:47:49Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-28en
dc.identifier.citationBoduszek, D., & Debowska, A. (2016). Critical evaluation of psychopathy measurement (PCL-R and SRP-III/SF) and recommendations for future research. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 1-12. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.004en
dc.identifier.issn0047-2352en
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.004en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/594773en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper was to review, summarize, and critically engage with the most recent findings into the dimensionality of the PCL-R, SRP-III, and SRP-SF. Another objective was to provide a set of directions for future research. Methods: A search in PubMed, PsychInfo, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, and Google Scholar was performed. Twenty-one studies examining the dimensionality of the PCL-R and 11 studies assessing the factor structure of the SRP- III and SRP-SF were identified. Results: A critical review of the studies revealed inconsistent findings as to the underlying structure of the PCL-R and SRP-III/SF. Research has been limited by methodological and conceptual weaknesses, which calls into question the applicability of its findings. As such, it is suggested that prior results should be interpreted with caution. Conclusion: Future research should test competing models derived on the basis of previous research and theory, report the results of a differential predictive validity or alternative test, provide all relevant fit indices, utilize new data sets of appropriate size, avoid parceling procedures with short scales, and report the results of composite reliability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-criminal-justice/en
dc.subjectPsychopathyen
dc.subjectConstruct validityen
dc.subjectPCL-Ren
dc.subjectSRP-III/SFen
dc.subjectDifferential predictive validityen
dc.titleCritical evaluation of psychopathy measurement (PCL-R and SRP-III/SF) and recommendations for future researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfield; SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Katowice, Poland; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Criminal Justiceen
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