A General Factor of Personality in the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III, the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology, and the Personality Assessment Inventory

J. Philippe Rushton, Paul Irwing

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Abstract

A General Factor of Personality (GFP) occupies the apex of the hierarchy in three prominent personality disorder inventories. On the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III, a GFP accounted for 41% of the variance in two second-order factors, 31% of the variance in five first-order factors, and 26% of the variance in all 24 scales. On the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology, a GFP accounted for 61% of the variance in six first-order factors and 36% of the variance in all 18 scales. In a cross-validation study of the Personality Assessment Inventory, a GFP accounted for 65% of the variance in two second-order factors, 47% of the variance in five first-order factors, and 27% of the variance in all 18 scales. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1095
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Big One
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
  • Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology (DAPP)
  • General Factor of Personality (GFP)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
  • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
  • Personality structure

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