The Shedler and Westen Assessment Procedure From the Perspective of General Personality Structure

Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Thomas A. Widiger

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Abstract

The Shedler and Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP-200; J. Shedler & D. Westen, 2004) has received increasing support as a dimensional model of personality pathology. However, only 1 prior study has related empirically the SWAP-200 with any other measure of personality or personality disorder. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether the SWAP-200 personality disorder and personality dimension scales relate meaningfully to the domains and facets of the five-factor model (FFM; J. M. Digman, 1990) of general personality structure. Individuals (n = 94) with significant personality pathology were described on instruments of general personality and personality pathology. The results of the current study suggest that most of the SWAP-200 personality and personality disorder scales relate to the domains and facets of the FFM in a manner consistent with FFM theory and previous FFM personality disorder research. Inconsistent findings and limitations are discussed, along with suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-623
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Volume116
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • SWAP-200
  • assessment
  • five-factor model
  • personality disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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