Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Validity of the modified child psychopathy scale for juvenile justice center residents

Bruno Verschuere UGent, Ingrid Candel, Lique van Reenen and Andries Korebrits (2012) JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. 34(2). p.244-252
abstract
Adult psychopathy has proven to be an important clinical and forensic construct, but much less is known about juvenile psychopathy. In the present study, we examined the construct validity of the self report modified Child Psychopathy Scale mCPS; Lynam (Psychological Bulletin 120:(2), 209-234, 1997) in a sample of 57 adolescents residing in a Dutch juvenile justice center, aged between 13 and 22 years. The mCPS total score was reliably related to high externalizing problems, low empathy, high anger and aggression, high impulsivity, high (violent) delinquency, and high alcohol/drug use. Unique relations were found for the antisocial-impulsive (mCPS Factor 2), but not the callous-unemotional facet of psychopathy (mCPS Factor 1). Our findings support the validity of the mCPS in that it encompasses the antisocial-impulsive facet of psychopathy, but it is less clear whether the mCPS sufficiently captures the affective-interpersonal facet of psychopathy.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
PREDICTIVE-VALIDITY, SELF-REPORT MEASURES, AGGRESSION QUESTIONNAIRE, ELECTRODERMAL REACTIVITY, ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHY, FLEDGLING PSYCHOPATH, ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR, CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM, SCREENING DEVICE, NOMOLOGICAL NET, Psychopathy, Child psychopathy scale, Antisocial, Impulsivity, Aggression
journal title
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT
J. Psychopathol. Behav. Assess.
volume
34
issue
2
pages
244 - 252
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000303456700009
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL
JCR impact factor
1.866 (2012)
JCR rank
46/114 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0882-2689
DOI
10.1007/s10862-011-9272-3
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2125655
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2125655
date created
2012-05-31 15:58:16
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:03:53
@article{2125655,
  abstract     = {Adult psychopathy has proven to be an important clinical and forensic construct, but much less is known about juvenile psychopathy. In the present study, we examined the construct validity of the self report modified Child Psychopathy Scale mCPS; Lynam (Psychological Bulletin 120:(2), 209-234, 1997) in a sample of 57 adolescents residing in a Dutch juvenile justice center, aged between 13 and 22 years. The mCPS total score was reliably related to high externalizing problems, low empathy, high anger and aggression, high impulsivity, high (violent) delinquency, and high alcohol/drug use. Unique relations were found for the antisocial-impulsive (mCPS Factor 2), but not the callous-unemotional facet of psychopathy (mCPS Factor 1). Our findings support the validity of the mCPS in that it encompasses the antisocial-impulsive facet of psychopathy, but it is less clear whether the mCPS sufficiently captures the affective-interpersonal facet of psychopathy.},
  author       = {Verschuere, Bruno and Candel, Ingrid and van Reenen, Lique and Korebrits, Andries},
  issn         = {0882-2689},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT},
  keyword      = {PREDICTIVE-VALIDITY,SELF-REPORT MEASURES,AGGRESSION QUESTIONNAIRE,ELECTRODERMAL REACTIVITY,ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHY,FLEDGLING PSYCHOPATH,ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR,CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM,SCREENING DEVICE,NOMOLOGICAL NET,Psychopathy,Child psychopathy scale,Antisocial,Impulsivity,Aggression},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {244--252},
  title        = {Validity of the modified child psychopathy scale for juvenile justice center residents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-011-9272-3},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Verschuere, Bruno, Ingrid Candel, Lique van Reenen, and Andries Korebrits. 2012. “Validity of the Modified Child Psychopathy Scale for Juvenile Justice Center Residents.” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 34 (2): 244–252.
APA
Verschuere, Bruno, Candel, I., van Reenen, L., & Korebrits, A. (2012). Validity of the modified child psychopathy scale for juvenile justice center residents. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, 34(2), 244–252.
Vancouver
1.
Verschuere B, Candel I, van Reenen L, Korebrits A. Validity of the modified child psychopathy scale for juvenile justice center residents. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. 2012;34(2):244–52.
MLA
Verschuere, Bruno, Ingrid Candel, Lique van Reenen, et al. “Validity of the Modified Child Psychopathy Scale for Juvenile Justice Center Residents.” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT 34.2 (2012): 244–252. Print.