ERIC Number: EJ768843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
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The Relationship between Psychopathic Traits Measured by the Youth Psychopathic Trait Inventory and Psychopathology in a UK Sample of Conduct Disordered Boys
Dolan, Mairead C.; Rennie, Charlotte E.
Journal of Adolescence, v30 n4 p601-611 Aug 2007
The Youth Psychopathy traits Inventory (YPI) is a newly developed self-report measure of psychopathy. There are no studies looking at the validity of this measure in UK samples. We assessed 115 male adolescents (mean age 16.22 years) with DSM-IV conduct disorder on a range of measures including the YPI, Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) and the Impulsivity-Venturesomeness-Empathy Questionnaire (IVE). The YPI had showed the expected positive correlations with aggression, delinquency and impulsivity. The YPI was able to identify a ''psychopathic-like'' subgroup with higher impulsive/aggressive and delinquent scores and lower empathy. The YPI may be of value as a screening tool for cases that require further assessment and evaluation using interview based measures of psychopathic traits.
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Males, Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist