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NCJ Number: 64592 Find in a Library
Title: PSYCHOPATHY AND PERSONALITY - THE DIMENSIONALITY OF SELF-REPORT AND BEHAVIOR RATING DATA IN ABNORMAL OFFENDERS
Journal: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:18  Dated:(1979)  Pages:111-119
Author(s): R BLACKBURN
Corporate Author: Cambridge University Press
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge, CB2 IRP, England
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: FACTOR ANALYSES OF PERSONALITY TEST DATA IN TWO SAMPLES OF OFFENDERS ADMITTED TO PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY HOSPITALS YIELDED TWO HIGHER ORDER FACTORS: PSYCHOPATHY VERSUS CONFORMITY AND SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL VERSUS SOCIALABILITY.
Abstract: ONE SAMPLE WAS ALSO RATED FOR WARD BEHAVIOR BY NURSING STAFF, AND SIMILAR FACTORS EMERGED FROM THE BEHAVIOR RATING DATA. THE SELF-REPORT DIMENSION OF PSYCHOPATHY CORRELATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE CORRESPONDING RATING DIMENSION AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION AND, FOR MEDICATED SUBJECTS ONLY, WITH RATING OBTAINED 2 YEARS LATER. CROSS-MEDIA CONVERGENCE OF THE WITHDRAWAL DIMENSION WAS NOT FOUND AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION, BUT FOR UNMEDICATED SUBJECTS, INITIAL SELF-REPORTS CORRELATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE EQUIVALENT RATING DIMENSION AS ASSESSED 2 YEARS LATER. THE TWO DIMENSIONS THEREFORE APPEAR TO MEASURE MEANINGFUL BEHAVIOR DISPOSITIONS. WHILE THEY DEFINE THE SAME DIMENSIONAL SPACE AS NEUROTICISM AND INTROVERSION-EXTROVERSION, THEY APPEAR TO PROVIDE A MORE APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK FOR CLASSIFICATION WITHIN THIS POPULATION OF OFFENDERS. TABLES, FIGURES, AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Emotional disorders; Mental disorders; Mentally ill offenders; Problem behavior; Psychological research; Psychopaths; Sociopaths
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