Reliability and validity evaluation of the psychopathy checklist: Screening version (PCL : SV) in Swedish correctional and forensic psychiatric samples
2005 (English)In: Assessment (Odessa, Fla.), ISSN 1073-1911, E-ISSN 1552-3489, Vol. 12, no 2, 145-161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study evaluated the structural reliability, construct-related validity, and cultural validity generalization of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) in a sample of more than 560 male and female Swedish forensic psychiatric treatment patients, forensic evaluation patients, and criminal offenders. Structural reliability was excellent for most indices. PCL:SV scores were higher for males than females for total and Part 1 scores (interpersonal/affective features) but not for Part 2 (behavioral features). With some exceptions, PCL:SV scores were meaningfully related to aggression to others, a measure of risk for violence, substance use problems, personality disorder (positive), and psychosis (negative). Correlations between PCL:SV and aggression were larger for females than males, although the difference was smaller when personality disorder was held constant. The structural reliability and pattern of validity coefficients were comparable in these Swedish samples to other non-North American samples. Implications for the cross-cultural manifestation and correlates of psychopathy are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2005. Vol. 12, no 2, 145-161 p.
psychopathy; assessment; PCL : SV; forensic assessment; aggression
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54042DOI: 10.1177/1073191105275455ISI: 000229299200004PubMedID: 15914717ScopusID: 2-s2.0-20744435451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54042DiVA: diva2:1057680