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ERIC Number: EJ832431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1040-3590
Detection of Overreporting of Psychopathology on the Personality Assessment Inventory: A Meta-Analytic Review
Hawes, Samuel W.; Boccaccini, Marcus T.
Psychological Assessment, v21 n1 p112-124 Mar 2009
The Personality Assessment Inventory (L. C. Morey, 1991) includes 3 measures for identifying overreporting of psychopathology: the Negative Impression scale (NIM), Malingering Index (MAL), and Rogers Discriminant Function (RDF). Meta-analysis revealed that each measure was a strong predictor of uncoached (NIM, d = 1.48, k = 23; MAL, d = 1.15, k = 19; RDF, d = 1.13, k = 15) and coached malingering (NIM, d = 1.59, k = 8; MAL, d = 1.00, k = 6; RDF, d = 1.65, k = 3). For uncoached malingering, effects were larger in simulation than criterion groups studies, for identifying feigning of severe mental disorders than mood/anxiety disorders, and when feigners were compared to unimpaired honest respondents as opposed to patients. Cut scores of NIM [greater than or equal] 81 and MAL [greater than or equal] 3 resulted in the highest overall classification rates for identifying feigning. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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