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ERIC Number: EJ783576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
Dependent Personality Disorder: Comparing an Expert Generated and Empirically Derived Five-Factor Model Personality Disorder Count
Miller, Joshua D.; Lynam, Donald R.
Assessment, v15 n1 p4-15 2008
Assessment of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th Ed.; "DSM-IV") personality disorders (PDs) using five-factor model (FFM) prototypes and counts has shown substantial promise, with a few exceptions. Miller, Reynolds, and Pilkonis suggested that the expert-generated FFM dependent prototype might be misspecified in relation to the "DSM-IV" because of the overemphasis of high Agreeableness and underemphasis of low Conscientiousness in the experts' conception. A meta-analytic review of the relations between the FFM facets and Dependent PD (DPD) was conducted and used to create a revised, empirically based FFM DPD profile and count. The revised profile and count were more strongly correlated with "DSM" and non-"DSM" conceptualizations of maladaptive dependency. In addition, the revised FFM DPD profile was able to recreate the patterns of comorbidity typically found when using "DSM-IV" measures of DPD. Possible explanations for the discrepancy between the expert ratings and the meta-analytic results are offered. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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