SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.29 issue3Risk and protective factors in suicide: a case-control study using the psychological autopsyAdaptation to Spanish population an instrument of moral judgments: Moore's battery of moral dilemmas author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

PEDRERO-PEREZ, Eduardo J.. Reliability and factorial validity of the TCI-R in a sample of addicts in treatment. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.3, pp.816-826. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.3.143301.

The TCI-R is the latest instrument to measure Cloninger biosocial theory and it has proven to be one of the most usefUl questionnaires in predicting behavior, especially in its pathological variants. Although the Spanish version was published seven years ago, there are few studies that support their psychometric goodness. It requires knowledge of the reliability and internal validity for clinical application. A sample of 824 subjects who started treatment for his addiction in a specialized center was recruited. Tests were performed to explore internal consistency of items, facets and main dimensions of the questionnaire, and construct validity studies using multivariate exploratory, parallel and confirmatory factor analysis. The results showed several inconsistencies in the different levels of analysis, although the main trend points to the confirmation of the theoretical structure. Given the predictive validity shown by the TCI-R, a refinement is necessary to reaffirm its clinical value. Perhaps, as suggested by Cloninger own, it will be necessary to use nonlinear methods, which capture the dynamic relationship between the neurological substrates underlying features and a less static concept of the components of personality.

Keywords : Personality; temperament; character; addiction; multivariate factor analysis; construct validity; TCI-R; Cloninger.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License