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Convergence of two systems for assessing specific traits of personality disorder
Psychological Assessment (1996)
  • Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa

Two samples of normal-range individuals (N = 237) completed the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (L. A. Clark, 1993a) and the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology—Basic Questionnaire (W. J. Livesley & D. Jackson, in press), each of which assesses traits relevant to personality disorder. Convergence between the 2 instruments was examined at both the level of broad factors and the level of specific scales that had been matched previously on a conceptual basis (L. A. Clark & W. J. Livesley, 1994). Four of 5 higher order factors resembled dimensions of the 5-factor approach to personality, and a strong convergent and discriminant pattern was found between matched scales of the 2 instruments. Moreover, considerable specific trait variance remained after nonspecific (higher order) variance was accounted for. The results are interpreted as supporting a replicable structure of maladaptive personality traits at both levels of the hierarchy. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)

  • convergence & factor structure of 2 scales for assessing specific traits of personality disorder,
  • college students
Publication Date
September, 1996
Citation Information
Lee Anna Clark. "Convergence of two systems for assessing specific traits of personality disorder" Psychological Assessment Vol. 8 Iss. 3 (1996)
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