ERIC Number: EJ779388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 60
Substance Use Scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory: An Exploration of Score Reliability via Meta-Analysis
Miller, Christopher S.; Shields, Alan L.; Campfield, Delia; Wallace, Kim A.; Weiss, Roger D.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v67 n6 p1052-1065 2007
Three drug and alcohol use screening scales are embedded within the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2: the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC) and its revised version (MAC-R), the Addiction Acknowledgement Scale (AAS), and the Addiction Potential Scale (APS). The current study evaluated the reliability reporting practices among 210 studies administering the MAC/MAC-R, APS, and/or AAS. Furthermore, reliability generalization methods were used to characterize the previously reported reliability estimates associated with each instrument. The vast majority of studies (90.6%) did not provide measurement reliability data, suggesting a need for improved psychometric reporting. Data from the remaining studies yielded mean and median score reliability estimates below 0.70 for each of the identified measures. Although limited in some instances by sample size constraints, results suggest that these instruments tend not to produce scores with acceptable levels of reliability for most research or clinical situations. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drinking, Reliability, Personality, Personality Measures, Psychometrics, Scores, Meta Analysis, Screening Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory