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Terapia psicológica

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ZUNIGA, Daniela; VINET, Eugenia V  y  LEON, Elizabeth. Psychometric Characterization of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) in Chilean Adolescents. Ter Psicol [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.1, pp. 25-31. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082011000100003.

This research was aimed to determine the psychometric characteristics of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV; Forth, Kosson & Hare, 2003) in a sample of 30 Chilean male, juvenile offenders. Reliability analysis showed an alpha = 0.41for the total scale and higher indexes for its four facets (alpha between 0.53 and 0.73). The concurrent validity with the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI; Millon, 1993) showed significant associations among the total PCL:YV score and MACI scales related to the psychopathy construct. Besides, the association with two psychopathy scales that were conceptually developed by taking selected MACI items, was assessed. Results indicate that the PCL:YV presents reliability and validity indexes good enough to continue its study in Chilean samples to be use, in the near future, for taking professional decisions with relation to juvenile offenders.

Palabras clave : Psychometric characteristics; psychopathy; adolescents; juvenile offenders.

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