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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Dimensional latent structure of callous-unemotional traits in German adolescents : results from taxometric analyses
Authors: Kliem, Sören
Krieg, Yvonne
Klatt, Thimna
Baier, Dirk
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-021-00885-y
Published in: Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Volume(Issue): 50
Issue: 6
Page(s): 771
Pages to: 780
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 2730-7166
Language: English
Subjects: Callous unemotional traits (CU traits); Psychopathy; Taxometrics; Latent Structure; Assessment
Subject (DDC): 305: Groups (age, origine, gender, income)
616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
Abstract: A large amount of research has addressed the issue of the latent status of psychiatric disorders and related phenomena. We used a new taxometric approach developed by Ruscio to examine the latent status of callous-unemotional (CU) traits in a large representative study of German ninth graders (N = 3,878). Rather than estimating a putative taxon base rate and using that estimate to generate the taxon comparative data, we estimated CCFI profiles with each base rate estimate between 2.5% and 97.5% in increments of 2.5%. Results of different indicator sets clearly suggested a dimensional solution. This finding is consistent with different studies showing the dimensionality of psychopathy in adolescents. In summary, the results of this study point to the need for critical reflection in defining a high-risk-group in the context of CU traits. However, further studies are necessary to substantiate this result in different samples using different measurement approaches.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Delinquency and Crime Prevention (IDK)
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