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The psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment - version 2 (PAPA-II) in a Lebanese sample

Chrabieh, Elie, Cole, Terri and Hills, Peter (2020) The psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment - version 2 (PAPA-II) in a Lebanese sample.
A 29-item measure of psychopathy, the Psychopathy Processing and Personality Assessment - version 2 (PAPA-II; Lewis et al., 2017), has shown considerable promise as an alternative to existing self-report measures of psychopathy (Lewis et al., 2017). However, there have only been two UK validation studies of PAPA-II to date. In this study, we investigate the psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of PAPA-II using a wide range of external correlates in a sample of 200 Lebanese male prisoners and 152 males and females from the community. Results showed evidence of good concurrent, predictive, and convergent validity. Internal consistency values were good except for the emotional detachment factor. Confirmatory Factor Analysis broadly supported the factor structure but identified four problematic reverse worded items. The authors found support for the construct validity of PAPA-II, however, questioned the effectiveness of including reverse worded items in Arabic self-report measures.
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