Relationship between assessed emotion, personality, personality disorder and risk in offenders with intellectual disability

Lindsay, William R. and Taylor, John L. and Hogue, Todd and Mooney, Paul and Steptoe, Lesley and Morrissey, Catrin (2010) Relationship between assessed emotion, personality, personality disorder and risk in offenders with intellectual disability. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 17 (3). pp. 385-397. ISSN 1321-8719

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Abstract

In mainstream studies on offenders and on individuals with psychopathology,relationships have been found between personality characteristics, emotional problems and personality disorders. This study reviewed the relationships between the Emotional Problems Scale, two circumplex measures of personality, personality disorder
assessments and risk assessments in 212 offenders with intellectual disability. Previous studies had established the reliability and validity of these measures with the client group. Strong relationships emerged between externalizing emotional problems and dominant and hostile personality dimensions with weaker but significant relationships between internalizing problems and submissive and hostile dimensions. Externalizing problems were strongly associated with risk for violence, while internalizing problems had a weaker but significant relationship with some historical and clinical risk scales.
Dominant personality dimensions were associated with narcissistic personality disorder and nurturant personality dimensions negatively associated with anti-social personality disorder. It would seem that there are orderly, significant relationships among measures of personality, personality disorders, emotional problems and risk. We discuss the implications of emotional assessment for the evaluation of risk and prediction of treatment progress.

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Additional Information:In mainstream studies on offenders and on individuals with psychopathology,relationships have been found between personality characteristics, emotional problems and personality disorders. This study reviewed the relationships between the Emotional Problems Scale, two circumplex measures of personality, personality disorder assessments and risk assessments in 212 offenders with intellectual disability. Previous studies had established the reliability and validity of these measures with the client group. Strong relationships emerged between externalizing emotional problems and dominant and hostile personality dimensions with weaker but significant relationships between internalizing problems and submissive and hostile dimensions. Externalizing problems were strongly associated with risk for violence, while internalizing problems had a weaker but significant relationship with some historical and clinical risk scales. Dominant personality dimensions were associated with narcissistic personality disorder and nurturant personality dimensions negatively associated with anti-social personality disorder. It would seem that there are orderly, significant relationships among measures of personality, personality disorders, emotional problems and risk. We discuss the implications of emotional assessment for the evaluation of risk and prediction of treatment progress.
Keywords:Emotion, Intellectual disability, Offenders, Personality, risk
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:3729
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:12 Dec 2010 21:55
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