Measures to assess maladaptive variants of the five-factor model

Thomas A. Widiger, Donald R. Lynam, Joshua D. Miller, Thomas F. Oltmanns

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The five-factor model (FFM) is the predominant dimensional model of general personality structure. A considerable body of research supports the hypothesis that personality disorders can be conceptualized as extreme or maladaptive variants of the domains and facets of the FFM. However, existing measures of the FFM are confined largely to the normal variants. The purpose of this special section of the Journal of Personality Assessment is to provide the development and initial validation of self-report inventory scales to assess obsessive-compulsive, borderline, narcissistic, avoidant, and dependent personality traits from the perspective of the FFM, which complement the similarly constructed existing measures for psychopathic, histrionic, and schizotypal personality traits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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