The Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Antisocial Process Screening Device Self-Report Version in Chinese Adolescents

Meng Cheng Wang*, Qiaowen Deng, Cherie Armour, Xiang Yang Bi, Hong Zeng

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Abstract

The present study examined the factor structure, internal consistency and criterion validity of the Antisocial Process Screening Device-Self-Report (APSD-SR) in a large sample of Chinese community youth with an average age of 13.89 (SD = 1.27) years. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported a four factor solution (Impulsivity [IMP], Callous-Unemotional [CU], Narcissism [NAR], and Asocial behavior [ASO]). The internal consistencies of the APSD total scale and subscales were low to marginal, which were comparable with previous studies. Moreover, the APSD scores were related to criterion variables in ways consistent with predictions based on the new four-factor model. Our findings support the overall utility of the APSD-SR preliminarily for assessing antisocial behavior and psychopathic traits in Chinese community youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-562
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • APSD
  • Chinese youth
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychopathy
  • Self-report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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