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ERIC Number: EJ872523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
The Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory: Psychometric Properties and Its Relation to Substance Use and Interpersonal Style in a Dutch Sample of Non-Referred Adolescents
Hillege, Sanne; Das, Jacqueline; de Ruiter, Corine
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n1 p83-91 Feb 2010
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 Grandiose-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 interpersonal style. The Grandiose-manipulative dimension predicted dominant interpersonal behavior in boys, but not in girls. 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. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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