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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18769

Title: Initial Examination of the English-language Dimensional Personality Symptom Item Pool
Authors: Ivanova, Anna
Advisor: Tackett, Jennifer L.
Department: Psychology
Keywords: personality measurement
developmental personality pathology
dimensional model of personality pathology
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2010
Abstract: Dimensional models of personality pathology present a promising approach to the assessment of maladaptive personality in adults and children (eg. De Clercq, De Fruyt, & Widiger, 2009). In addition, recent findings show that some childhood maladaptive traits can be predictive of adulthood personality disorders (eg. Mervielde, De Clercq, De Fruyt, & Van Leeuwen, 2005). The Dimensional Personality Symptom Item Pool (DIPSI) is a questionnaire designed to measure maladaptive lower and higher order traits in children and adolescents. This study aims to examine the DIPSI’s scales and to replicate several previous findings of maladaptive trait patterns in children. The results indicate that the DIPSI’s lower and higher order trait scales are high in reliability and show many of the trait relationships suggested by previous literature. A successful outcome of this study serves as the first step towards establishing the DIPSI as a valid and useful measure of personality pathology in children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18769
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