A French translation and validation of the Durand Adaptive Psychopathic Traits Questionnaire: An investigation with community samples from France and Canada

Guillaume Durand*

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Abstract

This study presents a French translation and validation of the Durand Adaptive Psychopathic Traits Questionnaire (DAPTQ; Durand, 2017), an instrument for assessing adaptive traits known to correlate with the psychopathic personality. The first sample, which included individuals from France and Canada (N = 135, 52% in France, M-age = 26.98, SD = 9.24), completed the DAPTQ in French, alongside measures of empathy, positive and negative affects, satisfaction with life, and self-esteem. The second sample included bilingual (French and English) individuals from France and Canada (N= 141, 52% in France, M-age = 29.73, SD = 9.09) who completed both versions of the DAPTQ (French and English), alongside measurements of perceived stress, trait anxiety, and creativity. The results support the DAPTQ-French version good internal consistency (alpha = .89/.87), convergent validity, and concurrent validity. Correlation between the DAPTQ total and subscales across versions (French-English) showed strong associations (r = .84 to .96). These findings support the cross-cultural equivalence of the DAPTQ and its effectiveness as a valid assessment method of adaptive traits in the field of psychopathy.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0204214
Number of pages13
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • FEARLESS DOMINANCE
  • PERSONALITY-INVENTORY
  • TRIARCHIC CONCEPTUALIZATION
  • CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY
  • PERCEIVED STRESS
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • MODEL
  • SCALE
  • PANAS

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