Personality Heterogeneity in Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders: A Conceptual Replication Study
*Rivard G, Le Corff Y, Déry M, Bégin V, Lapalme M. (2022). Personality Heterogeneity in Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders: A Conceptual Replication Study. Journal of Research in Personality, 99, 104240.
This registered report is a conceptual replication of the study conducted by Wilson, Hopwood, McGue, and Iacono (2019) which showed that distinct latent personality profiles in adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders differed on key functioning variables. The present study included 206 adolescents (M = 17.25; SD = 0.95) with borderline clinical or clinical scores for oppositional deviant disorder or conduct disorder. Latent profile analyses using parent- and adolescent-reported the Big Five domains revealed two- and three-profile solutions, respectively. When controlling for sex, results from the manual BCH method for auxiliary variables showed that profile membership is associated with different clinically relevant outcomes, such as comorbid psychological disorders, risky sexual behavior, and attachment to parents and friends.