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ERIC Number: EJ761835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
A Comparison of the Pencil-and-Paper and Computer-Administered Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent
Hays, Shannon; McCallum, R. Steve
Psychology in the Schools, v42 n6 p605-613 Jul 2005
Within the context of a counterbalanced design, 102 students from either a high school or a large Southeastern university were administered two versions of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A): a computer-administered version (CA) and a paper-and-pencil version (PAP). Time between testing sessions was approximately one week. Differences in individual scale means between the CA and PAP were calculated using paired "t" tests, with the Bonferroni correction procedure; no mean differences were statistically significant ( p [greater than] 0.05). To determine if the scale distributions were similar Hartley's homogeneity of variance tests were conducted; there were no differences in the shapes of the scale distributions ( p [greater than] 0.05). Pearson product-moment coefficients were calculated to determine if the relative rankings were similar across administration formats; coefficients for every scale were positive and statistically significant ( p [less than] 0.01). (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory