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Factor Invariance of Psychometric Schizotypy in Spanish and American Sample

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thomas R. Kwapil, Associate Professor (Creator)
Paul Silvia, Assistant Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The present study extended recent work examining the factor structure underlying the Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales by examining the factor invariance of this structure in Spanish and American nonclinical samples of young adults. A series of confirmatory factor analyses were conducted with 547 Spanish and 2,171 American young adults. Consistent with prior work, the best fitting model in both samples was a two-factor model with positive and negative schizotypy dimensions. Furthermore, the factor structure was invariant across the two samples. The findings support the construct validity of a multidimensional model of schizotypy and the use of psychometric inventories to assess these dimensions.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Multidimensional, Schizophrenia, Psychometric screening, Confirmatory factor analysis, psychology