Bookcover of Psychopathy in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Booktitle:

Psychopathy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A cross-cultural analysis in a post-crisis setting

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2013-05-31 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-39678-6

ISBN-10:
3659396788
EAN:
9783659396786
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The personality construct of psychopathy is of interest because it identify a distinct group of criminals. It is for that, this study addressed the measurement of psychopathy across cultures using the French version of the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R). Most research on the PCL-R has been conducted in North America and Europa, none at all in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country torn by war and violence since its independence in 1960. The aim of this study was to test the cross-cultural validity of the PCL-R instrument by examining its psychometric properties among 336 male Congolese prisoners. The findings were that the psychometric properties of the scale among male Congolese were moderate, suggesting that the PCL-R has adequate internal consistency and reliability in the DRC. However, specific items had low item-total correlations and potential reasons for this in terms of the cultural meaning of symptoms and behaviours are discussed. Further work is needed to refine and validate the PCL-R in the DRC and to determine its proper cut-off score. Michel Okitapoy On'okoko, MD, Msc, Specialist Neuropsychiatrist, PhD candidate, Montréal, Canada.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Michel Okitapoy On'okoko
Number of pages:
124
Published on:
2013-05-31
Stock:
Available
Category:
Medicine
Price:
54.90 €
Keywords:
Medicine, Psychiatry, Democratic Republic of Congo, PCL-R, African Culture

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