A General Factor of Personality (GFP) in the Personality Disorders: Three Studies of the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology — Basic Questionnaire (DAPP-BQ)

J. Philippe Rushton, Paul Irwing, Tom Booth
2010 Twin Research and Human Genetics  
AbstractWe used structural equation modeling to test the hypothesis that a General Factor of Personality (GFP) occupies the apex of the hierarchy of personality disorders in three validation samples of the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology — Basic Questionnaire (DAPP-BQ). In a general population sample (N= 942), we found a GFP explained 34% of the variance in four first-order factors and 33% of the variance in all 18 scales. In a twin sample (N= 1,346), a GFP explained 35% of the
more » ... ariance in four first-order factors and 34% of the variance in all 18 scales. In a clinical sample (N= 656), a GFP explained 34% of the variance in four first-order factors and 30% of the variance in all 18 scales.
doi:10.1375/twin.13.4.301 pmid:20707700 fatcat:6w4of2cvknen7ipsflgdf5ciu4