Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the child problematic traits inventory in 3-to 12-year-old Spanish children

Laura López-Romero*, Beatriz Molinuevo, Albert Bonillo, Henrik Andershed, Olivier F. Colins, Rafael Torrubia, Estrella Romero

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Spanish teacher-rated Child Problematic Traits Inventory (CPTI) in two community samples of 3-to 12-year-old children. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) supported the three-factor structure of the CPTI (Grandiose-Deceitful: GD; Callous-Unemotional: CU; Impulsive-Need for Stimulation: INS), being invariant across gender and age groups. The CPTI total and factor scores showed excellent internal consistencies (< .90) in the total group, and across gender and age groups. In support of their criterion validity, the CPTI scores were positively related to psychopathy scores as measured by an alternative teacher-rated measure. In support of their convergent validity, the CPTI scores showed the expected relations to variables that have been linked to psychopathic personality, including fearlessness, conduct problems, aggression, and low prosocial behavior. Overall, these findings suggest that the Spanish teacher-rated version of the CPTI has good psychometric properties and seems to be a promising tool for studying psychopathic traits in children.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)842-854
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Child Problematic Traits Inventory
  • Children
  • Conduct problems
  • Psychopathy

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