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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2021

02-03-2021

A Comparison of Psychopathic Trait Latent Profiles in Service Members

Auteurs: Tiffany M. Harrop, Joye C. Anestis, Olivia C. Preston, Randolph Arnau, Bradley A. Green, Michael D. Anestis

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2021

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Abstract

This study used latent profile analysis (LPA) to identify differing classes of psychopathic traits in a large sample of military personnel (90.7% Army National Guard) and examined how membership across profiles can be differentiated by mean scores on external correlates relevant to psychopathy and/or to military service (e.g., aggression, posttraumatic stress symptoms, impulsivity). Psychopathy was operationalized via the three-factor model of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scales (LSRP; Brinkley et al. 2008; Levenson et al. 1995). LPA revealed optimal fit for a four-profile solution. Three profiles had roughly equivalent within-profile means across the three factors, characterized by below average, average, and above/high average LSRP scores. The fourth profile emerged as qualitatively different: high on LSRP-Callous but below average on LSRP-Egocentricity and LSRP-Antisocial. The four profiles were differentiable based on their mean scores on external correlates, suggesting varied implications for externalizing and internalizing features across psychopathic trait configurations in a military sample. Implications for studying psychopathy in military and other novel samples are discussed.

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See Anestis et al. (2019) for full sample characteristics.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Comparison of Psychopathic Trait Latent Profiles in Service Members
Auteurs
Tiffany M. Harrop
Joye C. Anestis
Olivia C. Preston
Randolph Arnau
Bradley A. Green
Michael D. Anestis
Publicatiedatum
02-03-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2021
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-021-09872-5