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ERIC Number: EJ998459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Latent Personality Profiles and the Relations with Psychopathology and Psychopathic Traits in Detained Adolescents
Decuyper, Mieke; Colins, Olivier F.; De Clercq, Barbara; Vermeiren, Robert; Broekaert, Eric; Bijttebier, Patricia; Roose, Annelore; De Fruyt, Filip
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v44 n2 p217-232 Apr 2013
The present study constructed empirically derived subtypes of adolescent offenders based on general traits and examined their associations with psychopathology and psychopathic traits. The sample included 342 detained minors (172 boys and 170 girls; mean age 15.85 years, SD = 1.07) recruited in various Youth Detention Centers across the Flemish part of Belgium. All adolescents provided self-reports on the quick big five, the youth self report, and the youth psychopathic traits inventory to assess general traits, psychopathology, and psychopathic traits respectively. Latent class analyses based on general personality traits were performed and suggested three personality types, consisting of an "emotionally labile," "close-minded and goal-oriented" class, an "undercontrolled" class, and an "emotionally labile-careless" class. These three personality types within detained minors showed particular constellations of general traits and differed meaningfully in terms of their mean-scores on externalizing psychopathology and psychopathy measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory