including the Levenson Self Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP; Levenson et al., . Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ; Tellegen, ), and. 19 Readers · Downloads · Download entry PDF The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP; Levenson et al. ) is a item, self-report. The current study examined gender differences on the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP; Levenson, Kiehl, & Fitzpatrick, ), a self-report.
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PDF | There are several self-report measures of psychopathy, most of which use a two-factor structure. There is Download full-text PDF The Levenson Self- Report Psychopathy Scale: An Examination of the Personality Traits and Disorders. ary psychopathy scales were developed to assess a protopsychopathic interpersonal . Therefore, a two-factor self-report instrument for use in nonin-. Inquisit Levenson's Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (LSRP) Online: Download Scripts and View Demos.
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The scale measures your psychopathy levels by measuring your personality on two scales: primary psychopathy psychopathic emotional affect and secondary psychopathy psychopathic lifestyle. Take the test for yourself right here. Want to learn more about psychopathy? Check out Robert B. However, previous investigations exclusively relied on North American samples and mainly on statistical methods that assume data as normally and continuously distributed.
The aim of this study was to further investigate dimensionality and differential item functioning for gender in the item LSRP scale in a Brazilian population-based sample using analytical methods adequate for ordered categorical variables.
Findings revealed strong evidence for a 2-factor model, similar to the original factor structure of the instrument. Only 3 items presented negligible differential functioning for gender.
We address the implications of these results, and stress the need for expanding research on the measurement and structural invariance of the LSRP scale by means of cross-cultural investigations. Levenson et al. Hence, results provided discriminant validity for both scales, adding evidence in favor of the two-factor structure of the instrument. The MAP method also recommended retention of two factors, a solution that had the lowest mean residual correlations 0.
Therefore, we chose to keep a two-factor solution as representative of the collected data. This solution, which explained Nevertheless, these two items presented only small violations to the RSM.
Despite moderate local dependence, the joint presence of these items did not degrade item fit to the rating scale model. Therefore, both were retained for DIF analysis.
Final item and person reliabilities were, respectively,. As self-report measures of psychopathy become more widely available, they are increasingly used in research studies.
A brief review of the four self-report psychopathy measures is provided below. Self-Report Measures of Psychopathy The item LSRP was developed to measure psychopathy in noninstitutionalized samples; two factors were generated from initial factor analysis, representing primary and secondary psychopathy Levenson et al. Primary psychopaths are posited to be manipulative, callous, and extremely selfish, whereas secondary psychopaths tend to be impulsive and engage in antisocial behavior Karpman, Despite promising model fit indices, the convergent and discriminant validity of the three-factor model remains questionable, whereas the convergent and discriminant validity of the two-factor model holds some value Salekin et al.
To the best of our knowledge, only two published studies have examined the psychometric properties of the LSRP with an item response theory IRT framework.
Gummelt, Anestis, and Carbonell found that the LSRP items vary in their ability to distinguish among undergraduate students with varying levels of psychopathy, with more than half of the items demonstrating differential item functioning DIF between genders. Using a Brazilian community sample, Hauck-Filho and Teixeira evaluated the extent to which items in the primary and secondary psychopathy subscales fit the Unidimensional Rating Scale model RSM; Andrich, Results showed support for the two-factor model in this sample, with minimal DIF between genders.
However, the authors did not further explore whether certain items are better or worse at discriminating respondents with varying levels of the latent trait. The Personality Assessment Inventory PAI; Morey, , is a multiscale self-report instrument designed to measure an array of psychopathological constructs. As with all the PAI subscales, the ANT items were written at a relatively low reading level fourth grade , making it appealing for use in a wide variety of settings Morey, , especially when assessing psychopathy traits among community samples.
Lilienfeld developed the Psychopathic Personality Inventory PPI to measure central psychopathy characteristics in nonclinical samples.