Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ)

  • Bess Y. H LamEmail author
  • A. Raine
  • Tatia M. C. Lee
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_946-1

The Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) (Raine 1991) is a commonly used self-report measure of schizotypy in healthy community samples. In recent years, the risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorders predisposed by schizotypy has received increasing attention in the literature. What is schizotypy? Is it a continuum or a categorical construct? How is it measured by the SPQ? Why is it important to measure schizotypy? This entry addresses these questions and reviews the major correlates of schizotypy assessed by the SPQ.

The SPQ Three-Factor Structure

The Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) is a 74-item self-report questionnaire originally designed for screening schizotypal personality disorder in the general community and also researching the correlates of schizotypy (Raine 1991). Modeled after DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnostic criteria, the SPQmeasures three well-replicated factors of schizotypy: cognitive-perceptual deficits, interpersonal deficits,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.School of PsychologyGratia Christian CollegeHong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, Jerry Lee Center of CriminologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bradley A. Green
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA