Personality Disorders Assessment Instruments

Thomas A. Widiger and Sara E. Boyd

in Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195366877
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Personality Disorders Assessment Instruments

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This article discusses the assessment of personality disorder, focusing in particular on self-report inventories and semistructured interviews. It summarizes the convergent validity reported in sixty-eight studies among five semistructured interviews, one rating form, and ten self-report inventories. The article also explores discriminant validity; the boundaries with Axis I disorders; the boundaries with normal personality functioning; the boundaries among the personality disorders; and culture, ethnicity, and gender bias.

Keywords: Axis I disorders; personality disorders; self-report inventories; semistructured interviews; convergent validity; discriminant validity; gender bias; culture; ethnicity

Article.  21680 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing

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