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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2022

05-02-2022

Latent Profile Analysis of Psychopathy in Chinese Female Offenders

Auteurs: Jie Gong, Xintong Zhang, Meng-Cheng Wang, Yu Gao

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2022

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Abstract

The present study aimed to identify meaningful subtypes of psychopathy among Chinese female offenders. A Latent Profile Analysis (LPA) based on the scores of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathic Scale was performed in a sample of Chinese female prisoners (N = 279, M age = 45.43, SD = 8.62). The LPA yielded three profiles: “low psychopathy group” (27.6%), “moderate psychopathy group” (66.7%), and “high egocentricity and antisocial group” (5.7%). These profiles differed on all outcome variables including anxiety, depression, reactive aggression, and proactive aggression. The high egocentricity and antisocial group had a greater risk for anxiety, recidivism, impulsiveness, and aggression. Overall, the findings support the existence of psychopathy subtypes in non-Western cultural contexts, suggest gender similarities in the manifestation of psychopathy traits, and further the understanding of psychopathy typologies.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Latent Profile Analysis of Psychopathy in Chinese Female Offenders
Auteurs
Jie Gong
Xintong Zhang
Meng-Cheng Wang
Yu Gao
Publicatiedatum
05-02-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2022
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-022-09958-8

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