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ERIC Number: ED472510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 15
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Use of the MMPI with Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Harvey-Jones, Kelly
This article provides a review of several studies, which used the Minnesota Multiphasis Personality Inventory (MMPI) to attempt to differentiate adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). The studies focused on either non-clinical ACOAs or alcoholic ACOAs. Overall, the MMPI differentiated ACOAs, but the degree and patterns of elevations varied considerably. Thus, the MMPI did not reveal a consistent way to identify at-risk non-clinical ACOAs, nor did it reveal a homogeneous diagnostic subgroup among alcoholic ACOAs. However, when the MMPI is used in context, it can provide valuable information for targeting at-risk ACOAs and developing effective preventive and treatment interventions for this population. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory