The youth psychopathic traits inventory: psychometric properties and its relation to substance use and interpersonal style in a Dutch sample of non-referred adolescents

S. Hillege, J. Das, C. de Ruiter

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Abstract

This study presents evidence on the reliability and construct validity of the Dutch version of the Youth Psychopathic traits Inventory (YPI), a self-report instrument for psychopathic traits in adolescent boys and girls In a sample of 776 Dutch non-referred adolescents, the YPI Was found to have good internal consistency. Furthermore, exploratory Principal Components Analysis (PCA) indicated a three-factor structure for the YPI, including a Giandiose-manipulative, Callous-unemotional, and Impulsive-irresponsible dimension Good internal consistency was demonstrated for all dimensions in boys as well as girls, except for the Callous-unemotional dimension Results further indicated strong correlations between psychopathic traits and dominant and hostile inter personal style The Grandiose-manipulative dimension predicted dominant interpersonal behavior in boys, but not in 911 IS In girls. a dominant interpersonal style was predicted by the Impulsive-irresponsible dimension. Psychopathic traits, mainly the impulsive-irresponsible dimension, were related to a higher frequency of self-reported drug and alcohol use in boys and girls. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • ASSOCIATION
  • CHECKLIST
  • CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY
  • Construct validity
  • Interpersonal circumplex
  • JUVENILE PSYCHOPATHY
  • MODEL
  • NOMOLOGICAL NET
  • PERSONALITY-TRAITS
  • Psychopathy
  • SELF-REPORT
  • Substance use
  • USE DISORDERS
  • VERSION PCL-YV
  • Youth Psychopathic traits Inventory (YPI)

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