Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Dutch Version of the Antisocial Process Screening Device

  • Minet de Wied
  • Hans van der Baan
  • Quinten Raaijmakers
  • Corine de Ruiter
  • Wim Meeus


The goal of the present study was to evaluate the factor structure and construct validity of the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD) in a community sample of Dutch adolescents. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the two- and three-factor model, but the two-factor model (Callous-Unemotional and Impulsivity/Conduct Problems) was more parsimonious. Model fit was invariant across gender. Interrater reliability was good and internal consistency of the factors was modest to good, with the exception of the Callous-Unemotional factor. Convergence with the APSD self-report version, divergence with the Big Five personality dimensions of Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, and expected gender differences in mean APSD scores reproduced findings obtained in American samples, supporting the cross-cultural validity of the APSD.


Callous-unemotional traits Psychopathy APSD Cross-cultural validity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minet de Wied
    • 1
    • 4
  • Hans van der Baan
    • 1
  • Quinten Raaijmakers
    • 1
  • Corine de Ruiter
    • 2
  • Wim Meeus
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Centre of Adolescent DevelopmentUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Psychological ScienceMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Developmental PsychologyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Research Centre Adolescent Development, Faculty of Social SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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