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ERIC Number: EJ787688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1040-3590
Further Evidence of the Divergent Correlates of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory Factors: Prediction of Institutional Misconduct among Male Prisoners
Edens, John F.; Poythress, Norman G.; Lilienfeld, Scott O.; Patrick, Christopher J.; Test, Amy
Psychological Assessment, v20 n1 p86-91 Mar 2008
Recent evidence suggests that 2 largely orthogonal dimensions underpin the latent construct assessed by the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI; Lilienfeld & Andrews, 1996): Fearless Dominance (PPI-I) and Impulsive Antisociality (PPI-II). Relatively few data exist on the correlates of these 2 dimensions in offender samples, however. The present study examines the criterion-related validity of these 2 dimensions among male prison inmates (N = 131) in relation to the prediction of 3 categories of institutional maladjustment: aggressive misconduct, nonaggressive misconduct, and any misconduct. PPI-II significantly predicted each criterion type, with effect sizes of moderate magnitude, whereas PPI-I was essentially unrelated to these outcome measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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