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The Hierarchical Structure of Work-Related Maladaptive Personality Traits

Guenole, Nigel. 2015. The Hierarchical Structure of Work-Related Maladaptive Personality Traits. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1015-5759 [Article]

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A brief pathological personality measure, the G-50, was designed to study substantive developments from clinical psychology in occupational settings. Responses to item-pools assessing DSM-5 domain traits were collected from 696 working adults in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Exploratory factor analyses supported a structure comprised of Antagonism, Compulsivity, Detachment, Negative Affect, Disinhibition, and Psychoticism. Gender differences were observed following invariance analyses while five-factor indicators projected into latent space defined by pathological indicators revealed each big-five construct related to multiple pathological traits. Latent profile analyses revealed a maladaptive class that experienced worse outcomes on a range of job performance and health indicators. Support for a hierarchical structure was observed where domain traits are lower order indicators of internalizing and externalizing factors. Mixed evidence for a generalized psychopathology factor was observed. Because lower-level maladaptive traits are described in the organizational sciences as ‘Dark’, we describe this generalized psychopathology factor as ‘Black’.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000209

Keywords:

maladaptive personality, dsm-5, job performance, ESEM, latent class analysis

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2015Published

Item ID:

9789

Date Deposited:

13 Feb 2014 16:15

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:10

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9789

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