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The Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Antisocial Process Screening Device Self-Report Version in Chinese Adolescents

Wang, Meng-Cheng, Deng, Qiaowen, Armour, Cherie, Bi, XiangYang and Zeng, Hong (2015) The Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Antisocial Process Screening Device Self-Report Version in Chinese Adolescents. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37 (4). pp. 553-562. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-015-9486-x

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9486-x

Abstract

The present study examined the factor structure, internal consistency and criterion validity of the Antisocial Process Screening Device-Self-Report (APSD-SR) in a large sample of Chinese community youth with an average age of 13.89 (SD = 1.27) years. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported a four factor solution (Impulsivity [IMP], Callous-Unemotional [CU], Narcissism [NAR], and Asocial behavior [ASO]). The internal consistencies of the APSD total scale and subscales were low to marginal, which were comparable with previous studies. Moreover, the APSD scores were related to criterion variables in ways consistent with predictions based on the new four-factor model. Our findings support the overall utility of the APSD-SR preliminarily for assessing antisocial behavior and psychopathic traits in Chinese community youth.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Psychopathy, APSD, Self-report, Psychometrics, Chinese youth
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33150
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:16 Feb 2016 16:38
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:21

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