Psychopathy and ethnicity: structural, item, and test generalizability of the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R) in Caucasian and African American participants

David J. Cooke, David S. Kosson, Christine Michie

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Abstract

The Psychopathy Checklist--Revised (PCL-R) is an important measure in both applied and research settings. Evidence for its validity is mostly derived from male Caucasian participants. PCL-R ratings of 359 Caucasian and 356 African American participants were compared using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and item response theory (IRT) analyses. Previous research has indicated that 13 items of the PCL-R can be described by a 3-factor hierarchical model.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychological Assessment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • clinical psychology
  • PCL-2
  • psychopathology
  • ethnicity

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