Revision of the grandiosity dimension of the Dimensional Clinical Personality Inventory and verification of its psychometric properties

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Carvalho,Lucas de Francisco ; Sette,Catarina Possenti ; Ferrari,Bárbara Letícia (2016)
  • Publisher: Associação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Journal: (issn: 2238-0019)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2015-0040
  • Subject: psychometrics | personality traits | Psychiatry | Personality disorders | RC435-571

Abstract Introduction: Personality disorders are among the most common disorders seen in clinical psychology. However, in Brazil there are few instruments for assessing the pathological characteristics of personality. Objective: To revise the grandiosity dimension of the Brazilian Dimensional Clinical Personality Inventory (Inventário Dimensional Clínico da Personalidade [IDCP]) and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods: A total of 225 people participated in this study. Their ages ranged from 18 to 66 years (mean [M] = 26.2, standard deviation [SD] = 8.1) and the majority were female (n = 162, 70.1%). The IDCP and the Brazilian versions of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R) and the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) were administered to all participants. Results: A total of 285 new items were developed and content analysis was used to select 33 of these to comprise the final version destined for administration. The results of parallel analysis and factor analysis identified four interpretable factors. Internal consistency coefficients were deemed acceptable and varied from 0.73 to 0.84 for the factors. Additionally, the expected correlations between the IDCP Inventory and the other tests were observed. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the revised dimension's suitability for assessment of the pathological traits of narcissistic personality disorder.