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The youth psychopathic traits inventory-short version in a general population sample of emerging adults

(2016) PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. 28(5). p.449-457
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Prior studies with children and adolescents have shown that Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version (YPI-S) scores are internally consistent and manifest expected relations with external variables of interest. In the present study, the factor structure and the internal consistency of YPI-S scores, and the convergent validity of the interpretation of YPI-S scores were tested in a sample of 2,500 emerging adults from the general population in Sweden (aged 20-24 years; 52.6% women). Results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses support a 3-factor structure among both men and women that is similar to prior YPI-S studies conducted with children and adolescents. The YPI-S total score and the 3 factor scores were internally consistent. Correlations with external variables, including aggression and delinquency, support the convergent validity of the interpretation of YPI-S scores. Finally, the strength of these zero-order and partial correlations, overall, was not significantly different across gender. In conclusion, this study provides initial evidence that the YPI-S may hold promise as a brief and time-effective self-report tool for assessing psychopathic traits in emerging adults. The present findings also suggest that the YPI-S performs in a consistent manner across gender. Recommendations for future research with the YPI-S are discussed.
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PROCESS SCREENING DEVICE, DISORDERS IDENTIFICATION TEST, REPORT SCALE, ASRS, SELF-REPORT, AGGRESSION QUESTIONNAIRE, PERSONALITY-TRAITS, MENTAL-HEALTH, VALIDITY, ADOLESCENTS, VALIDATION, gender, psychopathic traits, YPI-S, psychometric, self-report

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Colins, Olivier, and Henrik Andershed. “The Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version in a General Population Sample of Emerging Adults.” PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, vol. 28, no. 5, Amer Psychological Assoc, 2016, pp. 449–57, doi:10.1037/pas0000189.
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Colins, O., & Andershed, H. (2016). The youth psychopathic traits inventory-short version in a general population sample of emerging adults. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 28(5), 449–457. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000189
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Colins, Olivier, and Henrik Andershed. 2016. “The Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version in a General Population Sample of Emerging Adults.” PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT 28 (5): 449–57. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000189.
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Colins, Olivier, and Henrik Andershed. 2016. “The Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version in a General Population Sample of Emerging Adults.” PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT 28 (5): 449–457. doi:10.1037/pas0000189.
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Colins O, Andershed H. The youth psychopathic traits inventory-short version in a general population sample of emerging adults. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. 2016;28(5):449–57.
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O. Colins and H. Andershed, “The youth psychopathic traits inventory-short version in a general population sample of emerging adults,” PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 449–457, 2016.
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