The cross-cultural generalizability of axis-II constructs: An evaluation of two personality disorder assessment instruments in the People's Republic of China

J. Yang, R. R. McCrae, Jr Costa, S. Yao, X. Dai, T. Cai, B. Gao

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Abstract

We examined the reliability, cross-instrument validity, and factor stucture of Chinese adaptations of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+; N = 1,926) and Personality Disorders Interview (PDI-IV; N = 525) in psychiatric patients. Comparisons with data from Western countries suggest that the psychometric properties of these two instruments are comparable across cultures. Low to modest agreement between the PDQ-4+ and PDI-IV was observed for both dimensional and categorical personality disorder evaluations. When the PDI-IV was used as the diagnostic standard, the PDQ-4+ showed higher sensitivity than specificity, and higher negative predictive power than positive predictive power. Factor analyses of both instruments replicated the four-factor structure O'Connor and Dyce (1998) found in Western samples. Results suggested that conceptions and measures of DSM-IV personality disorders are cross-culturally generalizable to Chinese psychiatric populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-263
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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