ERIC Number: ED104904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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Assessment Approaches for Community Corrections.
Golin, Sanford J.; Miller, Monroe J.
One hundred and fifty-three prison inmates were interviewed and administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Ratings were made of each inmate based on the interview using a scale which yielded a measure of Interpersonal Maturity. The MMPI data showed that over one-half the population were in diagnostic categories that could be considered amenable to rehabilitation. Number of prior convictions was found to be related to MMPI diagnostic category; significantly more individuals with psychotic profiles had no prior convictions. MMPI category was also related to Interpersonal Maturity Level; those rated lowest in maturity were most likely to show psychotic profiles. In a second study, the MMPI profiles of 571 inmates were classified into seven diagnostic categories. Group profiles for each of the seven categories are presented. Means and standard deviations of basic and secondary MMPI scales as a function of Interpersonal Maturity Level are presented. The report includes a discussion of assessment approaches in a corrections context. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory