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Psychopathy and ethnicity: structural, item, and test generalizability of the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R) in Caucasian and African American participants
Psychological Assessment (2001)
  • David J. Cooke, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • David S. Kosson
  • Christine Michie
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.

Keywords
  • psychopathology,
  • ethnicity,
  • PCL-2,
  • clinical psychology
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Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Publisher Statement
Originally published in: Psychological Assessment (2001), 13 (4), pp.531-542.
Citation Information
David J. Cooke, David S. Kosson and Christine Michie. "Psychopathy and ethnicity: structural, item, and test generalizability of the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R) in Caucasian and African American participants" Psychological Assessment (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_j_cooke/5/