Quality of life : towards and understanding of individuals with psychopathic tendencies

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dc.contributor.author Väfors Fritz, Marie
dc.contributor.author Rajaleid, Kristina
dc.contributor.author Hemström, Örjan
dc.contributor.author af Klinteberg, Britt
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-18T12:25:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-18T12:25:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 183-192 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-8621 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14241
dc.description.abstract The objectives are to explore: (1) the association between psychopathy and self-rated quality of life; and (2) the possible role of childhood hyperactivity on the relationships between Psychopathy Checklist (PCL) scores and self-rated domains of Quality of Life (QoL). Male subjects with a history of criminality at age 11-14 years (n = 108) and matched controls (n = 59) from a Swedish longitudinal project were studied. Self-rated QoL domains of psychological health, family relationships and work satisfaction were dichotomized and used as dependent variables in calculations of odds ratios (ORs) with dichotomized PCL scores as the independent variable, as assessed at age 38-41. The results showed that for each of the three QoL domains, the proportion of individuals that reported dissatisfaction was significantly higher in both criminals and controls characterized by psychopathic tendencies (PT) compared with the groups with no psychopathic tendencies. Furthermore, the results revealed higher strata-specific risk of dissatisfaction among the PT individuals for two of the domains: psychological health (OR = 6.58) and work satisfaction (OR = 7.98). Childhood hyperactivity individuals were overrepresented in the PT group. However, hyperactivity did not confound the association between PCL and QoL. The results are discussed in the light of possible treatment implications. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley and Sons en_US
dc.subject psychopathy en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Quality of life : towards and understanding of individuals with psychopathic tendencies en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmh.76 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pmh.76/abstract en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Personality and Mental Health;3
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 3 en_US
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