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ERIC Number: EJ762795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
Development and Validation of a Response Bias Scale (RBS) for the MMPI-2
Gervais, Roger O.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; Wygant, Dustin B.; Green, Paul
Assessment, v14 n2 p196-208 2007
This study describes the development of a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) scale designed to detect negative response bias in forensic neuropsychological or disability assessment settings. The Response Bias Scale (RBS) consists of 28 MMPI-2 items that discriminated between persons who passed or failed the Word Memory Test (WMT), Computerized Assessment of Response Bias (CARB), and/or Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) in a sample of 1,212 nonhead-injury disability claimants. Incremental validity of the RBS was evaluated by comparing its ability to detect poor performance on four separate symptom validity tests with that of the F and F[subscript p] scales and the Fake Bad Scale (FBS). The RBS consistently outperformed F, F[subscript p], and FBS. Study results suggest that the RBS may be a useful addition to existing MMPI-2 validity scales and indices in detecting symptom complaints predominantly associated with cognitive response bias and overreporting in forensic neuropsychological and disability assessment settings. (Contains 6 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory