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Temas em Psicologia

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CARVALHO, Lucas de Francisco; SETTE, Catarina Possenti  and  PRIMI, Cláudio Garcia Capitão Ricardo. Psychometric properties of the revised attention seeking dimension of the inventário dimensional clínico da personalidade . Temas psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.1, pp. 147-160. ISSN 1413-389X.

The present study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the revised scale Need for Attention of the Inventário Dimensional Clínico da Personalidade (IDCP). 120 participants composed the study, aged between 17 and 54 years (M = 24.6; SD = 7.96) and 96 women (80%). All subjects answered the IDCP, the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised and a self-assessment questionnaire developed for this study. The findings in the study were favorable in relation to evidence of validity based on internal structure, featuring four components theoretically coherent and interpretable; validity evidence based on relations with other variables, indicating coherent relationships between the total score and components of the new dimension with external variables to the instrument; and reliability (internal consistency) of the scale reviewed and its components (between .73 and .86). Accordingly, it is concluded that the reviewed scale is more adequate from the psychometric perspective compared to its original version, and is more related to pathological personality functioning.

Keywords : Psychiatric disorders; DSM; personality.

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