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Validity of the hare self-report psychopathy scales in a sample of sex offenders

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The Hare Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP; Paulhus, Neumann, & Hare, in press) is a promising self-report inventory primarily designed for the assessment of psychopathic traits. Notwithstanding, evidence for the validity of the newest versions of the SRP-scales, i.e. the 64-item SRP-III and its abbreviated 28-item SRP-SF, remains relatively scarce, especially in forensic samples. The present study aims to contribute to the conceptualization of psychopathy in forensic populations and the development of reliable and valid self-report instruments for psychopathic traits. To our knowledge it is the first study to examine the convergent and external validity of the SRP-scales in a sample consisting of sex offenders (N=51). Present results showed positive, but rather low correlations between the SRP-scales and the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R; Lilienfeld & Widows, 2005). Some expected correlations were even missing, suggesting that these instruments might not entirely tap the same psychopathy construct in the current sample. Nevertheless, both SRP-versions exhibited good external validity in relation to theoretically relevant correlates (e.g. aggressive behavior and manifestations of deviant personality traits). In sum, although present results are quite promising, future research is clearly needed to examine the applicability of the SRP-scales in forensic samples.
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Self-report, Psychopathy, sex offenders

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Uzieblo, Katarzyna, Kelly De Bruyn, Wim Huys, Patricia Bijttebier, Kris Goethals, and Craig Neumann. 2014. “Validity of the Hare Self-report Psychopathy Scales in a Sample of Sex Offenders.” In The Treatment of Psychopathy : Making the Impossible Possible? Abstracts, 15–15. Antwerp, Belgium: Thomas More.
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Uzieblo, K., De Bruyn, K., Huys, W., Bijttebier, P., Goethals, K., & Neumann, C. (2014). Validity of the hare self-report psychopathy scales in a sample of sex offenders. The treatment of psychopathy : Making the impossible possible? Abstracts (pp. 15–15). Presented at the The treatment of psychopathy : Making the impossible possible?, Antwerp, Belgium: Thomas More.
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Uzieblo K, De Bruyn K, Huys W, Bijttebier P, Goethals K, Neumann C. Validity of the hare self-report psychopathy scales in a sample of sex offenders. The treatment of psychopathy : Making the impossible possible? Abstracts. Antwerp, Belgium: Thomas More; 2014. p. 15–15.
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Uzieblo, Katarzyna, Kelly De Bruyn, Wim Huys, et al. “Validity of the Hare Self-report Psychopathy Scales in a Sample of Sex Offenders.” The Treatment of Psychopathy : Making the Impossible Possible? Abstracts. Antwerp, Belgium: Thomas More, 2014. 15–15. Print.
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  abstract     = {The Hare Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP; Paulhus, Neumann, \& Hare, in press) is a promising self-report inventory primarily designed for the assessment of psychopathic traits. Notwithstanding, evidence for the validity of the newest versions of the SRP-scales, i.e. the 64-item SRP-III and its abbreviated 28-item SRP-SF, remains relatively scarce, especially in forensic samples. The present study aims to contribute to the conceptualization of psychopathy in forensic populations and the development of reliable and valid self-report instruments for psychopathic traits. To our knowledge it is the first study to examine the convergent and external validity of the SRP-scales in a sample consisting of sex offenders (N=51). Present results showed positive, but rather low correlations between the SRP-scales and the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R; Lilienfeld \& Widows, 2005). Some expected correlations were even missing, suggesting that these instruments might not entirely tap the same psychopathy construct in the current sample. Nevertheless, both SRP-versions exhibited good external validity in relation to theoretically relevant correlates (e.g. aggressive behavior and manifestations of deviant personality traits). In sum, although present results are quite promising, future research is clearly needed to examine the applicability of the SRP-scales in forensic samples.},
  author       = {Uzieblo, Katarzyna and De Bruyn, Kelly and Huys, Wim and Bijttebier, Patricia and Goethals, Kris  and Neumann, Craig},
  booktitle    = {The treatment of psychopathy : Making the impossible possible? Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Antwerp, Belgium},
  pages        = {15--15},
  publisher    = {Thomas More},
  title        = {Validity of the hare self-report psychopathy scales in a sample of sex offenders},
  year         = {2014},
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