ERIC Number: ED339751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Detection of the Fake Good Response Set on the MMPI-2.
Patterns of responses to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) that typify deliberate deception of others (faking good) were studied using 100 undergraduates at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) who were given extra course credit for participation in the study. Females constituted 73% of the final subject pool. Each subject was given the MMPI-2 test booklet and two sets of answer sheets. Subjects were asked to complete the MMPI-2 anonymously, first trying to impress a potential employer, and then answering honestly with first reactions. Discriminant analysis and regression identified 83% of the normal MMPI-2 answers and 78% of fake good response sheets. Chi square and additional analyses resulted in a new scale that identified 89% of normal responses and 90% of fake good responses. Gender was not found to be a significant variable. Cross-validation with an additional 66 subjects confirmed these results. The study demonstrates a new method of assessing a deliberate fake good response set. Two tables of study findings and a 12-item list of references are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Faking (Testing); Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (20th, Lexington, KY, November 12-15, 1991).