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Factorial Composition of Self-Rated Schizotypal Traits Among Young Males Undergoing Military Training

Nicholas C. Stefanis, Nikolaos Smyrnis, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Ioannis Evdokimidis, Ioannis Ntzoufras and Costas N. Stefanis

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 30, issue 2, pages 335-350
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a007083
Factorial Composition of Self-Rated Schizotypal Traits Among Young Males Undergoing Military Training

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The aim of this study within the Athens Study of Psychosis Proneness and Incidence of Schizophrenia (ASPIS) was the examination of the latent structure of schizotypal dimensions among a large population of young male conscripts in the Greek Air Force during their first week of military training. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted on 1,355 reliable responders to the self-rated Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ), which covers all nine aspects of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder (SPD). A four-factor model (cognitive/perceptual, paranoid, negative, and disorganization schizotypal dimensions) provided a better fit to the data than did other competing models (one-, two-, three-, four, and five-factor models). This result is in agreement with recent findings supporting the notion of a multidimensional construct of the schizotypy and related schizophrenia phenotype.

Keywords: Schizotypy; SPD; dimensions; CFA; SPQ; paranoia

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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