alexa Concurrent and predictive validity of the psychopathy checklist: youth version across gender and ethnicity.


Journal of Socialomics

Author(s): Schmidt F, McKinnon L, Chattha HK, Brownlee K

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Abstract The concurrent and predictive validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) were examined across gender and ethnicity using multiple outcome measures on a community-based sample of 130 adjudicated youths. The PCL:YV demonstrated concurrent validity with externalizing behavior problems but, it is important to note, was also associated with internalizing measures of negative affect. With a mean follow-up period of 3 years, the PCL:YV was found to predict general and violent recidivism in male, Native Canadian, and Caucasian youths. However, the PCL:YV demonstrated weaker concurrent and predictive validity with girls and failed to predict nonviolent recidivism in all subgroups. Implications of the findings for clinical practice are discussed. (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved. This article was published in Psychol Assess and referenced in Journal of Socialomics

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