Psychometric Properties of the Antisocial Process Screening Device in a Non-Clinical Sample of Turkish Children

2011-05-29
The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD; Frick & Hare, 2002) to be used with non-clinical Turkish samples. APSD is a 20-item scale that evaluates antisocial behaviors and the presence of psychopathic traits in children between 6-13 years of age. Study 1 was designed to check the internal consistency and test-retest and inter-rater reliabilities. Despite satisfactory test-retest and inter-rater reliability coefficients, the Cronbach alpha coefficients of the Callous Unemotional (CU) dimension were very low in all the three forms (parent, teacher, and combined). Study 2 was designed to check the internal consistency after conducting the revisions and also validity analyses, mainly by using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ; Goodman, 1997). Consequently, the Turkish version of APSD showed reliable and valid results to evaluate the psychopathic traits and antisocial behaviors of the children between 8-11 years of age in the non-clinical Turkish sample. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the 2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance.
Citation Formats
C. E. Eremsoy, A. N. Karancı, and S. Kazak Berument, “Psychometric Properties of the Antisocial Process Screening Device in a Non-Clinical Sample of Turkish Children,” Antalya, TURKEY, 2011, vol. 30, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/30372.