The Arabic version of the personality inventory for the DSM-5 (PID-5) in a clinical sample of United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals

Olga Coelho, Rute Pires, Ana Sousa Ferreira, Bruno Gonçalves, Samia A. AlKhoori, Mohamed A. Sayed, Amany ElRasheed, Sara Belhoul, Maryam AlJassmi, Joana Stocker

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Objectives: We aimed to test the potential of the Arabic version of the PID-5 to distinguish between clinical and non-clinical participants, as well as to examine its convergent validity and factor structure in an Emirati clinical sample. Methods: The Arabic version of the PID-5 was administered to a clinical sample comprised of 156 participants (Mage = 31.38, SD = 8.99, 37.8% male, 62.2% female) and a community sample also comprised of 156 participants (Mage = 31.43, SD = 9.52, 37.2% male, 62.8% female). We addressed the descriptive measures, internal consistency, mean rank scores differences, convergent validity with SCL-90-R, and PID-5's factor structure. Results: As expected, the clinical sample presented statistically significantly higher scores than the non-clinical sample, with medium to high effect sizes. In addition, all the PID-5 domains showed positive correlations with most of the symptomatic constellations of the SCL-90-R as well as the PID-5 facets with all their SCL-90-R counterparts. However, our findings did not entirely replicate the PID-5 original 5-factor structure, as only a 4-factor solution was retained. Conclusions: Future studies with the Arabic PID-5 in clinical samples are needed to understand its relevance and clinical utility in Arabic countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-806
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Arabic PID-5
  • Clinical sample
  • DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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