Factor structure and construct validity of the dutch version of the antisocial process screening device

M. de Wied, H. van der Baan, Q. Raaijmakers, C. de Ruiter, W. Meeus

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Abstract

The goal of the present study was to evaluate the factor structure and construct validity of the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD) in a community sample of Dutch adolescents. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the two- and three-factor model, but the two-factor model (Callous-Unemotional and Impulsivity/Conduct Problems) was more parsimonious. Model fit was invariant across gender. Interrater reliability was good and internal consistency of the factors was modest to good, with the exception of the Callous-Unemotional factor. Convergence with the APSD self-report version, divergence with the Big Five personality dimensions of Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, and expected gender differences in mean APSD scores reproduced findings obtained in American samples, supporting the cross-cultural validity of the APSD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-92
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Callous-unemotional traits
  • Psychopathy
  • APSD
  • Cross-cultural validity
  • CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS
  • PSYCHOPATHIC PERSONALITY-TRAITS
  • SELF-REPORT MEASURES
  • OF-FIT INDEXES
  • 5 FACTOR MODEL
  • CONDUCT PROBLEMS
  • ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHY
  • MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE
  • PREDICTIVE-VALIDITY
  • METHOD VARIANCE

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