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Conference Paper: Factor structure and reliability of the schizotypal personality questionnaire in a community sample of healthy Chinese subjects in Hong Kong

TitleFactor structure and reliability of the schizotypal personality questionnaire in a community sample of healthy Chinese subjects in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schres
Citation
The 7Ith International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Santa Fe, NM., 17–21 April 1999. In Schizophrenia Research, 1999, v. 36 n. 1-3, p. 5-6 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ: Raine 1991) is a self-administered questionnaire for schizotypal features that has been validated in English-speaking community samples. We translated the SPQ into the Chinese language and piloted its use in a community sample of normal healthy volunteers in Hong Kong. The textural correctness of the Chinese translation was ensured through a back translation procedure. The questionnaire was then applied to a sample of 80 healthy volunteers screened to exclude family and personal history of psychiatric illnesses. The sample consisted of 31 male and 49 female subjects with a mean age of 33.9 years (range 18-54). The internal consistency was evaluated with Cronbach alpha coefficient. For the entire scale, alpha was 0.91. Alpha coefficients for individual subscales ranged between 0.52 to 0.79. Factor analysis of the 9 subscales yielded two factors accounting for 65.4% of the variance. The first factor consisted of constricted affect, no close friends, excessive social anxiety, suspiciousness, odd speech, and idea of reference. The second factor consisted of unusual perceptual experiences, odd belief/magical thinking, and odd or eccentric behavior. The internal reliability of the SPQ was comparable to that reported for English-speaking samples. The factor structure yielded two factors roughly corresponding to negative and positive features, respectively. There is a somewhat different loading pattern with idea of reference and suspicious loading with the negative factor. Potential cultural or sampling factors may account for this variation.
DescriptionThese journal issues entitled: Abstracts of the VIIth International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
Session - 1. Diagnosis
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105315
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dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, RYLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T22:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T22:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 7Ith International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Santa Fe, NM., 17–21 April 1999. In Schizophrenia Research, 1999, v. 36 n. 1-3, p. 5-6en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0920-9964en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105315-
dc.descriptionThese journal issues entitled: Abstracts of the VIIth International Congress on Schizophrenia Research-
dc.descriptionSession - 1. Diagnosis-
dc.description.abstractThe Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ: Raine 1991) is a self-administered questionnaire for schizotypal features that has been validated in English-speaking community samples. We translated the SPQ into the Chinese language and piloted its use in a community sample of normal healthy volunteers in Hong Kong. The textural correctness of the Chinese translation was ensured through a back translation procedure. The questionnaire was then applied to a sample of 80 healthy volunteers screened to exclude family and personal history of psychiatric illnesses. The sample consisted of 31 male and 49 female subjects with a mean age of 33.9 years (range 18-54). The internal consistency was evaluated with Cronbach alpha coefficient. For the entire scale, alpha was 0.91. Alpha coefficients for individual subscales ranged between 0.52 to 0.79. Factor analysis of the 9 subscales yielded two factors accounting for 65.4% of the variance. The first factor consisted of constricted affect, no close friends, excessive social anxiety, suspiciousness, odd speech, and idea of reference. The second factor consisted of unusual perceptual experiences, odd belief/magical thinking, and odd or eccentric behavior. The internal reliability of the SPQ was comparable to that reported for English-speaking samples. The factor structure yielded two factors roughly corresponding to negative and positive features, respectively. There is a somewhat different loading pattern with idea of reference and suspicious loading with the negative factor. Potential cultural or sampling factors may account for this variation.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schresen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Researchen_HK
dc.rightsSchizophrenia Research. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.titleFactor structure and reliability of the schizotypal personality questionnaire in a community sample of healthy Chinese subjects in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0920-9964&volume=36&issue=3&spage=5&epage=&date=1999&atitle=Factor+structure+and+reliability+of+the+schizotypal+personality+questionnaire+in+a+community+sample+of+healthy+Chinese+subjects+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, RYL: rylchen@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0920-9964(00)80066-3-
dc.identifier.hkuros45339en_HK
dc.identifier.volume36en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1-3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage5en_HK
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