The Dimensional Structure of the Self Report Psychopathy Scale

Rizal, Bin Abu Bakar and Wan Nurul Izza, Binti Wan Husin (2018) The Dimensional Structure of the Self Report Psychopathy Scale. Asian Social Science, 14 (12). pp. 184-191. ISSN 1911-2025

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Mental health issue is becoming increasingly prevalent in Malaysia. However, the country still lacks valid measures in assessing mental illness which includes psychopathy. The present study investigates the factorial structure of the Self Report Psychopathy Scale (SRPS). Specifically, it examines the feasibility of its use with Malaysian community. The SRPS was administered to a sample of undergraduate students. Result of principal components analysis yielded a four-factor solution. The obtained result was inconsistent with the proposed conceptual framework of this scale which captured only two factors (primary psychopathy and secondary psychopathy factors). The psychometric features of SRPS showed less support on its feasibility as a sound and reliable research instrument to measure students’ psychopathic attributes in the Malaysian context. Other implications of the findings are discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental illness, psychometrics, psychopathy, SRPS, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 01:05
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 08:05

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