Millon's dimensional model of personality disorders: A comparative study

Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt, Thomas A. Widiger

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Abstract

Millon has proposed six fundamental dimensions of general personality functioning as providing the underlying structure of personality disorders. However, this widely-cited theoretical model has been the subject of few empirical studies. The purpose of the current study was to directly compare the validity of this model to the five-factor model with respect to their hypothesized relationships with personality disorder symptomatology. Participants were administered the predominant measures of general personality functioning for each theoretical model, along with an assessment of personality disorder symptomatology. The results found only weak support for the theoretical model of Millon. Limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-57
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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