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Salud mental

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MEDINA, Piedad et al. Reliability and validity of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PLC-R) in a Cuban prison sample. Salud Ment [online]. 2013, vol.36, n.6, pp.481-486. ISSN 0185-3325.

The psychometric properties of the PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist-Revised) have been standardized in numerous countries. This article evaluates if the PCL-R can be also validated in the Cuban prison population. The sample was compound by 124 males inmates, imprisoned for committing violent crimes. The PCL-R Spanish version of Moltó et al. was applied. The reliability and the internal consistency of the scale were consistent with similar investigations. A two factor structure was obtained. Factor 1 describes the Antisocial behavior and Factor 2 describes the Interpersonal-Affective traits of the scale. The two factors showed different patterns of correlation with validated instruments to measure personality traits and confirm the reliability of the construct.

Keywords : Standardization; Psychopathy Checklist-Revised; validity; psychopathy; prison sample.

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