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dc.contributor.authorCuevas, Lara
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Rodríguez, Luis Francisco
dc.contributor.authorAluja Fabregat, Antón
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Oscar
dc.description.abstractBackground and Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the factorial structure of the 14 Personality Disorder (PD’s) scales of the MCMI-III for the overlapping and non-overlapping scales, independently. Previous exploratory studies using different factor extraction procedures inform that the structure of MCMI-III personality disorders has between 2 and 4 factors. Methods: The present study used a large sample of 674 non-clinical subjects divided at random in two groups: a) calibration, and b) validation. In the calibration group, principal component analysis with orthogonal rotation was carried out, obtaining 2, 3 and 4 factors for the overlapping and non-overlapping scales independently. In the validation group, the three models were compared using confirmatory factorial analysis techniques. Results and Conclusions: The exploratory and confirmatory results indicate that the 4-factor solution is the most plausible. Although the congruence coefficients between non-overlapping and overlapping scales in the 4-factor solution were higher, confirmatory factor analysis showed that models designed from overlapping scales did not fit well to data.ca_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad de Zaragozaca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Psychiatry, 2008, vol. 22, núm. 2, p. 59-68ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) Universidad de Zaragoza, 2008ca_ES
dc.subjectExploratory and confirmatory factorial analysisca_ES
dc.subjectPersonality disordersca_ES
dc.titleExploratory and confirmatory factorial structure of the MCMI-III personality disorders: overlapping versus non-overlapping scalesca_ES

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