An Examination of the Higher-Order Dimensionality and Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Translation of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ)

Barron, David and Vintila, Mona and Ong, Hui San and Tudorel, Otilia and Goian, Cosmin and Wong, Kah Yan and Toh, Evelyn K. L. and Swami, Viren (2021) An Examination of the Higher-Order Dimensionality and Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Translation of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ). Current Psychology. ISSN 1936-4733

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01935-w

Abstract

The Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) is a self-report measure of schizotypal personality traits, but the higher-order dimensionality of its scores continues to be debated. As a contribution to this debate, we examined the psychometric properties of a Romanian translation of the SPQ. A total of 711 university students (488 women, 223 men) from Romania completed a novel translation of the SPQ alongside measures of quality of life, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Confirmatory factor analysis suggested that a 4-factor model of SPQ scores had better fit to the data than alternative models. The 4-factor model also demonstrated partial measurement invariance across sex, although sex differences on domain scores were negligible (ηp2 = 0.01–0.02). Romanian SPQ scores evidenced adequate construct and concurrent validity vis-à-vis quality of life, satisfaction with life, and self-esteem. Our results provide support for a 4-factor conceptualisation of SPQ scores in a hitherto neglected linguistic group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Schizotypy, Romania, Confirmatory factor analysis, Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire, Quality of Life
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:50
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706613

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