Paper in Mental Health, Religion & Culture
- Tiliopoulos, N. & Crawford, G. (2007) Three-factor model of schizotypal personality in a British Christian sample. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10(6), 563-569.
The three-factor structure of schizotypy, as measured through the
Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ), was assessed in a non-clinical
Christian sample of 161 British adults from a wide range of denominational
backgrounds. Participants were recruited through non-random purposive
sampling. The trifactor model was unambiguously replicated. Furthermore, the
SPQ exhibited excellent internal consistencies (range 0.73 to 0.97), while
Confirmatory Factor Analysis and cross-instrument comparisons with Eysenck's
Psychoticism scale indicated that elements of its convergence and
discriminant validities were highly acceptable. Although this study
identified some minor issues that require attention, overall, the SPQ
appears to be a rather powerful and highly stable measure of schizotypy that
can reliably be used in schizophrenia-related research with Christians.