The structure of personality disorders: comparing the DSM-IV-TR Axis II classification with the five-factor model framework using structural equation modeling.

@article{Bastiaansen2011TheSO,
  title={The structure of personality disorders: comparing the DSM-IV-TR Axis II classification with the five-factor model framework using structural equation modeling.},
  author={Leen Bastiaansen and Gina Rossi and Christiaan Schotte and Filip de Fruyt},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={378-96}
}
Earlier factor analytical studies on the empirical validity of the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychological Association, 2000) Axis II classification have offered little support for the current three-cluster structure. In his large-scale meta-analysis of previously published personality disorder correlation matrices, O'Connor (2005) found four factors, corresponding to the neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness domains of the five-factor model of personality. In the present… CONTINUE READING

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