Using the Karolinska Scales of Personality on male juvenile delinquents: relationships between scales and factor structure.
2005 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, Vol. 59, no 6, 448-456 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to investigate relationships between scales from the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) and the factor structure of the KSP in a sample of male juvenile delinquents. The KSP was administered to a group of male juvenile delinquents (n = 55, mean age 17 years; standard deviation = 1.2) from four Swedish national correctional institutions for serious offenders. As expected, the KSP showed appropriate correlations between the scales. Factor analysis (maximum likelihood) arrived at a four-factor solution in this sample, which is in line with previous research performed in a non-clinical sample of Swedish males. More research is needed in a somewhat larger sample of juvenile delinquents in order to confirm the present results regarding the factor solution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 59, no 6, 448-456 p.
Karolinska Scales of Personality, male juvenile delinquents, relationships between scales, factor structure, psychometrics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13456DOI: doi:10.1080/08039480500360708OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-13456DiVA: diva2:179976