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A reanalysis of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) and its relation to Cloninger's Type 2 alcoholism
Psychological Assessment (1993)
  • Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa
Abstract

The factor structure and external validity of the TPQ were examined in a sample of 303 male alcoholics in an inpatient treatment program. Confirmatory factor analyses did not support either the original tridimensional structure or the factor structures obtained in a nonclinical sample by C. R. Cloninger, T. R. Przybeck, and D. M. Svrakic (1991). An exploratory factor analysis suggested the TPQ comprises 5 factors: Subjective Distress, Detachment, Disinhibition, Relaxed Confidence, and Orderliness/Persistence. Each of the original scales was found to be multidimensional in terms of the 5 factors. The Novelty Seeking scale included most of the items of the Disinhibition factor scale, and the construct validity of both scales was supported by correlations with external measures of antisocial behavior and a measure of Cloninger's Type 2 alcoholism. Advantages of the factor scales are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)

Disciplines
Publication Date
March, 1993
Citation Information
Lee Anna Clark. "A reanalysis of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) and its relation to Cloninger's Type 2 alcoholism" Psychological Assessment Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (1993)
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